Cyprus, Lebanon agree to boost oil, gas cooperation

Cyprus and Lebanon agreed to boost cooperation and look into ways to explore gas and oil in their waters, President Michel Sleiman said Thursday. “We have given the issue of the gas and oil available in our water top priority and agreed to increase cooperation to agree on principles and sound means that would allow […]

Bassil accused of corruption in suspending Ammar project

The Lebanese minister of energy Gebran Bassil was accused by MP Ghazi Youssef of suspending the construction project of a power plant in Deir Amar which was won by the Spanish company Abener-Butec because the Aounist company that bid for the project and his partner lost. Youssef said: “Two companies related to the Aounists bid […]

Energy independence is no longer a US pipe dream

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, used to be celebrated for its past — as the 1938 birthplace of Little League Baseball, which still plays its annual World Series nearby. Then natural gas was found. Now this once-sleepy chunk of north-central Pennsylvania is a star on the map of an emerging national energy rush.

Mediterranean organizations kick off algae research project

The American University of Beirut recently announced it has partnered with researchers from the Lebanese Association for Energy Savings and for Environment (ALMEE) and researchers from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta and Egypt to study the possibility of producing algae-based biodiesel.