Officials meeting in Jordan to discuss the plan to supply Lebanon with Egyptian gas for power generation approved a framework for the project on Wednesday.
Following the agreement, Jordanian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Hala Zawati said that each of the involved countries – Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt – would be responsible for covering the necessary costs that accompany the operation.
For his part, Egyptian Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Tarek El-Molla hoped to export gas to Lebanon “as soon as possible,” noting the need to inspect some infrastructure prior to the operation.
Their Lebanese counterpart, caretaker Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar, hoped that Lebanon would receive enough gas from Egypt to generate 450 megawatts of power.
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