Syria inks Russia fuel deal
DAMASCUS // Damascus signed an oil and gas deal with a Russian company yesterday which will allow for the first-ever exploration off Syria’s coast.
The agreement was signed by Syrian Oil Minister Suleiman Abbas, Syria’s General Petroleum Company and the Russian Soyuzneftegaz company.
The deal permits the exploration of an area of 2,190 square kilometres in the Mediterranean.
* Agence France-Presse
Updated: December 25, 2013 04:00 AM