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Q1. Has Lebanon ever consumed Natural Gas?
Yes. In 2010, for a short period of time, Lebanon has imported natural gas from Egypt through Syria, using the Arab Gas Pipeline, to generate electricity.

Q2. What type of gas is currently used in Lebanon?
Currently Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is used in both the commercial and residential sectors for different purposes such as heating and cooking. In addition, propane gas (delivered in bulk) is used in industries, hotels, and hospitals.

Q3. What is the current infrastructure of Natural Gas in Lebanon?
In Lebanon there are currently no distribution or transportation pipelines. However, most of the power plants’ infrastructure is equipped to receive natural gas for electricity production.

Q4. Who could be potential Natural Gas consumers in Lebanon?
The priority is to supply the Lebanese local market with natural gas for electricity generation. Most sectors in Lebanon including the residential, commercial, industrial will benefit from this relatively cheaper and cleaner source of energy.

Q5. What are the means used to transport Natural Gas? Does Lebanon have any?
Due to the low density of natural gas, its volume has to be reduced in order to transport it in large quantities over long distance. There are two ways to reduce the volume of natural gas, we can do so either by decreasing its temperature (Liquefied Natural Gas) or by increasing its pressure (Compressed Natural Gas).

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