The US will evaluate whether a deal to export gas from Egypt to Lebanon via Syria violates sanctions on Damascus only after Cairo and Beirut agree to the terms
An Iranian tanker built for Venezuela plans to depart next month from the Middle Eastern country with a cargo of fuel components for the South American nation
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Lebanon has extended the licensing deadline for oil and gas companies to explore in the country’s territorial waters until mid-December
EU export deal
The European Union will sign a natural gas export deal with Israel on Wednesday, Israel's Energy Ministry said.
An Iranian oil refinery
It comes as Russia boosted trade with countries like China – a key destination for Iranian oil – amid heavy western sanctions.
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Qatar on Sunday named France's TotalEnergies as its first foreign partner to develop the world's biggest natural gas field
Lebanese protesters
Hundreds of Lebanese people, including MPs, protested in southern Lebanon on Saturday over Israel’s decision to move a gas production vessel into an offshore area claimed by Beirut.
Lebanon needs imports to alleviate a chronic electricity shortage, but importing energy from Egypt and Jordan via Syria could put all countries involved in breach of US sanctions
Walid Fayad, Lebanon's energy minister.
Lebanon's Caretaker Energy Minister Walid Fayad said the US had demanded to 'see the financing terms from the World Bank' to ensure the electricity deal 'is not sanctionable'.
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price
The US said it would back a resolution urging Iran to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency despite Iran warning on Wednesday against 'unconstructive action', saying it would respond 'firmly and appropriately'.