La question du pétrole et du gaz au centre des enjeux de la constitution d’un futur gouvernement. Walid Jounblatt pose ses conditions. Intéressant article qui fournit la liste des sociétés ayant candidaté pour une pré-qualification et une carte des futures blocs de concession
[Oil & Gas Updates] : Weekly Roundup, April 1st, 2013 | Middle East Strategic Perspectives
Well ahead of these consultations, the Ministry of Energy and Water seems to be emerging as one of the main issues of contention, with some aspiring to control it and others seeking to prevent opponents from controlling it. Not surprising given the stakes: he who controls the Ministry of energy controls the oil and gas sector, and, if these resources are developed, ensures a leading role in governing the country [Link in French]. In an interview published in Lebanese daily al-Akhbar on 29/03, Druze leader Walid Joumblat, whose supposed centrism in a polarized political system has turned him into a potential kingmaker, has laid down his conditions for the next government. The most important of these is excluding FPM ministers from retaining the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Ministry of Telecommunications. Natural resources, he said, cannot be kept in the hands of “absurd parties”, without providing more concrete comments or observations on Gebran Bassil’s record at the ministry.