No.52/ No. 01

25-Dec.-2000/1 Jan. 2001


Egyptian-Lebanese-Syrian Gas Pipeline Proposal Upsets Israel

The Governments of Egypt, Lebanon and Syria signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Beirut on 15 December to construct a $1bn, 800km pipeline system for the transport of Egyptian and Syrian natural gas to potential markets, initially in Lebanon and Syria and later in Jordan, Turkey and Europe. Under terms of the agreement, one 400km segment will be...