Lebanon, Israel clash over gas exploration

Exploration of one of the blocks (9) is controversial since part of it is located in an 860-square-kilometer (330-square-mile) area ( orange color) claimed by both Israel and Lebanon.

Lebanon, in full crisis mode, has rejected Israeli gas exploration in a disputed area in the Levant Basin. Israel has already signed a contract for exploration with Halliburton. This isn’t an end to negotiations over the disputed area. Rather, Lebanon objects to the fact that while UN-sponsored negotiations are still ongoing, Israel has jumped the gun by signing a contract with Halliburton. Lebanese president Michel Aoun said this week that all exploration would be frozen until there is a resolution on the disputed area. Negotiations began in the fourth quarter of 2020. The area in question is an 860sq km swath of the Mediterranean Sea (Zone #9). Negotiations are faltering at a time when Hezbollah is increasing its strength and trying to get the Iranians to explore for oil and gas offshore Lebanon




One response to “Lebanon, Israel clash over gas exploration”

  1. Why Disputed Triangle, Leviathan, Dalit, Tamar are so modestly not enough moved to South LOL lower than Haifa! closer to Tel Aviv? ME Accuracy?

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