Ten days before the government assumes a caretaker status following the parliamentary polls, all the promises that were made to introduce reforms into Lebanon's power sector and find a permanent solution to the long-standing crisis turned out to be fake.
Cesar Abi Khalil
Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil announced on Friday that the consortium which was licensed yesterday by the government to take charge of the offshore oil exploration will start drilling in the two blocks, 4 and 9, in 2019.
Lebanon’s Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil on Thursday said a tender had closed on a first round of offshore energy blocks, and told local media that two consortiums had submitted bids. It will take years for revenue from any of the blocks to start flowing to the country, he said in a televised news conference.