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An Israel-Lebanon border deal could increase natural gas supplies

By Clifford Krauss

27 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Israel and Lebanon are technically at war, but are set to strike a deal to increase natural gas production in the Mediterranean. The NYT reports on how this could become a major new source for Europe.

Israel and Lebanon have technically been at war since 1948, but the countries are close to an agreement that could increase production of natural gas, helping energy-starved Europe.

Officials from the two countries have said they are close to resolving long-running disputes over their maritime borders, which would allow energy companies to extract more fossil fuels from fields in the Mediterranean Sea.

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