Gas Deals Are Reportedly Postponed Until After President Aoun’s Term And Israeli Elections

Daily Sabah

The American mediator Amos Hochstein, who is expected to visit the region this week is “deliberately keeping a low profile,” Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

The daily said that Hochstein has recently talked in Athens with senior Israeli officials to finalize the final details of the operations of Greek-Cypriot oil exploration company Energean.

He made a similar move with French company TotalEnergies for the operation of the Lebanese offshore gas field.

“But, it turns out, the deal of operating the gas fields was postponed until after the elections in Israel, on November 1, and after the end of the six-year term of Lebanese President Michel Aoun,” the daily said.

It is noteworthy that only one day separates the two events.

Israel is expected to publish an announcement about the postponement of the decision regarding the Karish field.

Related: September Will Be Decisive In Border Negotiations Between Lebanon And Israel.

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