Sustainable Oil and Gas Development in Lebanon “ SODEL


This project aims at supporting the newly created, but not staffed yet, Petroleum Authority at the Ministry of Energy and Water, particularly the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Unit. The project will assist in moving the recommendations of the Strategic Environmental Assessment forward by developing and implementing the needed standards, legislation, awareness and capacity building initiatives. The project will also undertake in-depth studies for the uses of natural gas and other low carbon fuels, specifically in the transport and energy sectors. This would help in promoting the enabling environment needed to establish a more affordable, sustainable and environmentally friendly fuel mix for Lebanon for both the transport and energy sectors.

The project will be implemented with the Ministry of Energy and Water and will coordinate very closely with the Ministries of Environment, Finance, Public Health and the Office of the Prime Minister


Donor Amount
MEW $2,000,000.00
UNDP $200,000.00
Project Period
December 2012 - December 2015