A map shows the southwest zones where gas is located.
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"These countries did not restrict the companies to bid for three or four blocks only as in Lebanon's case".He added that it would be advisable for Lebanon to open all 10 blocks for bidding. However, many experts in the oil and gas field have said that Lebanon should only include a limited number of blocks in the first auction.Commenting on the U.S. efforts to mediate between Lebanon and Israel over the disputed maritime waters, the Lebanese source said that as far as Lebanon was concerned, the entire zone was part of its own territorial waters. The Americans have offered to draw a line in the border to help both sides explore gas," the source said.But he insisted that all 10 blocks, including the disputed area, were up for grabs.
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