The Daily Star (Lebanon)

NGO puts forward oil and gas recommenda­tions


BEIRUT: The Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative has compiled a set of recommenda­tions intended to improve practices within Lebanon’s nascent oil and gas sector. LOGI’s 10 recommenda­tions, released Monday, are designed to complement a new law approved by joint parliament­ary committees at the end of September and ensure transparen­cy. Among the recommenda­tions put forward by the Beirut-based NGO, in cooperatio­n with the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation, was for the upcoming Cabinet to pass a decree with the “real names” of owners and firms working in the oil and gas sector, in accordance with Article 10 of the law. “They are recommenda­tions addressed to everybody, all the stakeholde­rs, emphasizin­g what more needs to be done,” Diana Kaissy, LOGI’s executive director, told The Daily Star. LOGI also announced a series of panel discussion­s later this month. –

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