In accordance with the roadmap adopted last month by certain countries in the Middle East, Egypt had committed to providing energy support in natural gas to Lebanon.
Lebanese Energy Minister Walid Fayad said on October 5 that his Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Ahmed Chaker, could do more than agreed last month on energy aid to the country.
According to his explanation, discussions are underway with the Egyptian authorities and concern the possible delivery, by the African country, “of additional quantities of natural gas”. As a reminder, Syria, Jordan and Egypt agreed in September, with the help of the World Bank, on a memorandum to help the energy crisis in Lebanon.
Under the agreement, Lebanon will be supplied with natural gas from Egypt via a gas pipeline that passes through Jordan and Syria. A supply of electricity produced in Jordan is also planned for Lebanon.
Already last week, the Lebanese authorities had discussions with those in Jordan. It was about taking stock of the energy crisis the country has been going through since the explosion in August 2020 at the port of Beirut, which damaged supply circuits and pushed up prices.
Note that Hezbollah in Lebanon has said it will in turn help facilitate fuel shipments from Iran to Lebanon to help fill fuel shortages. This despite the sanctions of the Western powers which hit Tehran.