The Future of Petroleum in Lebanon
- Sami Atallah, Bassam Fattouh
Following the recent discovery of these valuable resources in the eastern Mediterranean, the possibility of Lebanon becoming a petroleum-producing country has been raised. The book addresses the major challenges and opportunities that accompany the country’s hope to join the petroleum club.
Covering the key policy issues—from Lebanon’s susceptibility to the oil curse, to the environmental risk of production—this book brings together expert analysis to offer answers at the institutional level. Of central importance, the contributors argue, is that for Lebanon to benefit from the discovery of petroleum, it must first reform its institutions with the full support of the voting public and civil society. Combining rigorous quantitative and qualitative research, LCPS has produced an essential book that puts petroleum in Lebanon, and the important questions that come with it, within a global perspective.
Former Executive Director of LCPS