Syria and Egypt agree to transfer gas
Ministers of Oil and Energy of states participating in the Arab Gas Pipeline (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey ) reviewed in a meeting the finishing touches for operating the pipeline and mechanisms for following-up the implementation of the project.
Syria's Minister of Oil & Mineral Resources Sufian Allaw, in a press conference said that Syria has agreed with Egypt to supply gas across the Arab gas pipeline by preferential prices as from March 21st, after completion the required tests for making use of it in the Syrian gas network, especially in operating Dier Ali station to generate electricity with a full capacity.
The Minister added: "Syria has completed the portion of the Arab gas pipeline dedicated to transport the Egyptian gas to Lebanon except of some simple technical works, which will be completed when the agreement between Lebanon and Egypt to provide Lebanon with the Egyptian gas, would be implemented, in the midlle of this year."
The Arab Gas Pipeline is one of the great and important projects linking Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon and contributing in transporting and marketing of gas from this states and across Turkey to Europe, with a length of 1200 km from al-Arish in Egypt --via Jordan and Syria-- to the Turkish border. It costs about $ 1,200 million. The meeting was attended by Turkish Minister of Energy & Natural Resources Hilmi Guler and Acting Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water
Earlier, Premier Mohammad Naji Otri discussed with Ministers of Oil and Energy in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey the reality of the work in
the Arab Gas Pipeline, stages of its implementation and its importance to meet the growing need for energy.