Egypt is returning to the export of natural gas to Lebanon via Syria after the signing today, Tuesday, of an agreement between the three countries on the Arab gas pipeline.
Egypt, Lebanon and Syria have signed an agreement to transport 650 million cubic meters of natural gas, which includes the transport of natural gas from Egypt to Lebanon via Syria via the Arab Gas Pipeline.
Under the agreement, Egypt will pipe gas to the Deir Ammar power plant in northern Lebanon, where it can add about 450 megawatts to the grid, the equivalent of about four additional hours of electricity per day.
And pipeline exports will already exist to export natural gas to Lebanon, which is an Arab gas pipeline and was used in the past to bring Egyptian gas into it, but it stopped many years ago.
Egypt, Lebanon and Syria are expecting World Bank approval to finance the cost of exported gas soon, in addition to excluding Egypt from Caesar’s sanctions on the Syrian government.
The Arab Gas Pipeline stretches from Egypt to Jordan, then to Syria and Lebanon with a length of 1200 km, where there are 4 phases. The first phase runs from Al-Arish in Egypt to Aqaba in Jordan with a length of 256 km and includes 15 km in the offshore sector under the Gulf of Aqaba.
As for the second phase, it extends for 390 km from Aqaba to the Al-Rehab region, which is about 30 km from the Jordanian-Syrian border, and the third phase extends for 30 km from Al-Rehab in Jordan to the Jaber region in Syria.
The fourth leg runs from Jaber (the Syrian side of the Jordanian-Syrian border) and ends in Lebanon.
This stage consists of 4 parts, the first of which extends from Jaber to Homs in Syria, and the second part links the cities of Homs and Aleppo in Syria. The third part extends from Aleppo to the Syrian-Turkish border, and the fourth part links Homs in Syria with Tripoli in Lebanon.