Picture from The DailyStar
I’ve been hearing about such studies for the past 10 years and still nothing has been done to extract that gas. Maybe it’s better if it remains buried as I have a feeling it will only bring us trouble.
An international firm has estimated the volume of gas in Lebanon’s south-west corner to be close to 25 trillion cubic feet, valued by experts to be worth over $40 billion.
“In the 3,000 square kilometers we are covering in the south-west corner of Lebanon, near the borders of Cyprus and Israel, an initial assessment [indicates] there may be 25 trillion cubic feet of gas,” David Rowlands, chief executive of Britain-based Geo Ltd. Spectrum Company CEO, told The Daily Star Friday. [Link]
Our dear Energy Minister Gebran Bassil “said the initial survey by Spectrum suggested that one of several blocks in the area contains a potential 12 trillion cubic feet of gas that could meet Lebanon’s electricity production needs for 99 years”, but what he did not tell us is how many years do we have to wait before this happens?
WHAT’S THE RUSH???
i believe your quote contains a small “mistake”. it should read:
“…Gebran Bassil said…
…gas that could meet Lebanon’s electricity production needs IN 99 years”
بـدّك تـشــوف تـوقـّـعــات مـيـشــال حـايـك للعام 2111 أو 2112..
mish abel ma njib wa7ad men kell tayfeh ta yeshteghil 3al mashrou3
7abbet kelmit ‘yeshteghil’
El baba 3am yeshteghel 3al mashroo3. They started the studies this week 🙂
aya baba menoun?
machrou3 l mama? 😛
Good news, I think our politicians deserve another raise now.
it’ll be minuscule compared to what they’ll ‘yo2orto’
The day I will get rid of all candles is the day I will believe we could make any use of that gas.