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TotalEnergies proceeds with gas exploration plans in Lebanon

Lebanon has been eagerly working with the French energy giant since reaching a historic maritime border agreement with Israel in October.
The German Navy corvette FGS Erfurt (F262) patrols as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) off Lebanon's southern town of Naqura close to the border with Israel on October 27, 2022 (Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)

French oil giant TotalEnergies said on Monday that it will launch its drilling operations off the Lebanese coast in the first quarter of 2023, following the landmark maritime deal between Lebanon and Israel in October.

Energy Minister Walid Fayad met with a delegation from TotalEnergies to discuss those plans, the Lebanese government said.

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