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Lebanon offers up first LNG pipeline


Lebanon will offer tenders for the construction of its first pipeline for LNG, says Gulf News.

The move is part of a strategy to revamp the country's power industry and curb electricity outages. The energy ministry is preparing to invite companies to bid for work on the pipeline. The ministry will also offer a tender for an LNG terminal.

"We plan to have a working LNG terminal by 2012," said Raymond Gajar, an adviser to the energy minister. A ministry plan for overhauling the energy industry urges power plants to burn less heavy fuel oil and diesel and to use less-polluting LNG. The plan also emphasises a need to explore for offshore gas deposits and increase power generating capacity.