Lebanon says preparations for gas exploration will take 'a number of months'

Lebanon’s energy minister said on Wednesday that it would take a number of months to prepare for gas exploration once the US-brokered maritime border deal with Israel takes effect.

Lebanon and Israel signaled their approval on Tuesday to a deal laying out their respective maritime rights. Prime Minister Najib Mikati said TotalEnergies could begin work in Lebanon's maritime blocs immediately after the deal comes into force.

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