Prospects for the Qana field, long disputed by the neighbouring countries which are technically at war, have been at the heart of U.S.-mediated efforts to demarcate a maritime border between them.
Lior Schillat, director-general of Israel’s Energy Ministry, was in Paris “speaking with officials form Total,” said the source, who declined to be identified by name or nationality.
“The aim of the meetings is to set up a mechanism whereby Total would pay Israel a portion of the royalties from any gas it produces in Qana,” the source said.
TotalEnergies declined comment. Israel’s Energy Ministry had no immediate comment.
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