The US has reportedly allowed Israel to produce cash-strapped Lebanon with fuel through Jordan, in line with native Israeli media.
Israeli Channel 12 mentioned an settlement was reached between Washington and Tel Aviv to offer Lebanon with Israeli fuel from the offshore Leviathan area by means of Jordan. From there, fuel can be transferred to Syria and onto Lebanon.
The US just lately deserted assist for the EastMed pipeline, a proposed pipeline to promote Israeli fuel from the Leviathan area to Europe, through Greece and Cyprus.
The deal was brokered by Amos Hochstein, the US particular envoy and coordinator for worldwide vitality affairs, and authorized by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the channel mentioned.
There was no remark but from Israeli or Lebanese authorities on the declare.
The Israeli channel mentioned that the fuel line that flows fuel from Syria to Lebanon nonetheless wants repairing earlier than supplying fuel to Beirut.
Lebanon suffers from a extreme scarcity of electrical energy provide attributable to inadequate gasoline wanted for energy technology, along with a pointy rise within the costs of derivatives because of the collapse of the lira, and the shortage of international trade wanted for imports.
In September final 12 months, the vitality and oil ministers of Jordan, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon agreed on a street map to supply Beirut with Egyptian gas to resolve the country’s energy crisis.
Jordan and Syria are electricity-interconnected through a 400 kV transmission line since 2001, but it surely has been out of service since 2012 attributable to technical causes.
In the meantime, Syria has interconnection lines with Lebanon by transmission traces of 400 kV, 230 kV, and 66 kV.