NO. 12/13

26-DEC-1988/2 JAN1989


Syria Concludes Agreements with Marathon and BP

MEES learns that Syria has concluded agreements with Marathon for developmentof the gas reserves discovered in its concession in the Homs and Palmyra areas,and with BP for new acreage in the Dair al-Zur area in northeast Syria.

The agreement with Marathon, signed on 14 December, renews the company'searlier concession agreement which expired in October 1987 (MEES, 19 October1987) and was the subject of...