Following a visit to Damascus by Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Lebanon and Syria reached an agreement to start the rehabilitation of the Syrian-Lebanese branch of the Iraqi pipeline, which carries oil from Iraq to Syria.
Another key agreement reached seeks to speed up the implementation of a deal through which Damascus would supply Lebanon with 1.1 billion cubic meters of gas per year to feed its power plants.
According to the deal signed in 1998, a pipeline would be built to carry about 3 million cubic meters of Syrian gas per day to feed the electricity generation plants on the Lebanese coast.
The amount could be increased in accordance with Lebanon’s needs and Syria’s gas production capacity.
Syrian gas will be pumped from Homs to the Lebanese power plant in Deir Ammar, north of Tripoli, and to the Zahrani plant near Sidon, while the power generation plants in Harisah and Jiyeh would get gas supplies at a later stage.(Lebanon Invest)