CAIRO - 5 October 2021: Egypt will export natural gas to Lebanon in the coming weeks, Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Mulla said in a Tuesday press conference.
Talks were held for two days with Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water Walid Fayad to lay down a road map for supplying Lebanon with Egyptian gas, including all technical, commercial, and contractual aspects, as well as the supply mechanism.
A timeframe was set to coordinate with Jordan and Syria to so the Egyptian gas passes through their territories on the way to Lebanon, Mulla said.
He added that President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi personally supports the export to help alleviate Lebanon’s energy crisis.
Fayad visited various energy institutions in Egypt, including the National Advanced Transmission and Automation (NATA) control center, to first hand inspect the management of huge power grids.
The Lebanese minister said the Egyptian gas will help stabilize the energy sector of Lebanon and help preserve the environment.
He conveyed the Lebanese government’s gratitude for Egypt’s keenness on supporting Beirut in all fields, especially energy.
Lebanon has been having a pressing energy crisis for the past few years with long lines of vehicles waiting to be fueled and rolling power cuts.