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July 2016| Ricardo Khoury and Dima Alhaj
Strengthening Environmental Governance of the Oil and Gas Sector in Lebanon
Offshore oil and gas activities present environmental challenges due to the remote and harsh operating environment and the vulnerability of marine ecosystems in which they take place. As Lebanon is...


June 2016| Carole Nakhle
How Oil Prices Impact Fiscal Regimes
Markets largely dictate how the relationship between international oil companies and host states will play out, with governments attempting to ensure they receive a ‘fair share’ of petroleum revenues. But...


April 2016| Ata Richard Elias
Petroleum Resources in the Lebanese Offshore: The Need for Credible Assessments and Adequate Policy
Although reputable foreign institutions and private companies have released estimates of large volumes of resources in the Levantine Basin, no discoveries in the Lebanese offshore have been made thus far...


March 2016| Jad Chaaban
Avoiding the Resource Curse in Lebanon
The discovery and extraction of oil and gas off the shores of Lebanon could ultimately translate into a boom in revenues for the government, which in light of current poor...


March 2016| Adeel Malik
Diversification of Middle Eastern Economies is More a Political than an Economic Challenge
Shifts in the global economy have led to rapid development across the world, but the Middle East has been largely left behind. The causes of this apparent malaise are a...


February 2016| Carole Nakhle
Lebanon’s Upstream Oil & Gas Legislative, Regulatory and Fiscal Framework: Regional Comparison
Doubts have been raised and criticisms continue to be made about Lebanon’s choice of its upstream petroleum legislative, regulatory, and fiscal terms and strategies to award oil and gas licenses....


January 2016| Reinoud Leenders
Safeguarding against Corruption Risks in Lebanon’s Offshore Petroleum Sector
Given Lebanon’s dismal track record in countering corruption and its chronically gridlocked political process, the risks of corruption in the country’s nascent petroleum sector are significant. Sources of concern pertain to...








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