Israel and Lebanon’s war of words continued this week ahead of a visit by US Special Energy Envoy Amos Hochstein to the region as he tries to find a solution to the protracted saga regarding the two countries’ maritime border dispute.

Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah has been at the center of the tensions in recent months after three drones it sent towards Greek firm Energean’s Karish field, where a 8 bcm/y FPSO arrived in early June and first gas is planned for September, were intercepted by Israel’s defense forces (MEES, 8 July). (CONTINUED - 736 WORDS)