Lebanon starts proceedings against oil trader BB Energy in tainted fuel case – The National

  • Date: 20-Apr-2023
  • Source: The National
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:Lebanon
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Lebanon starts proceedings against oil trader BB Energy in tainted fuel case – The National

Lebanon started new proceedings against a major energy trading company owned by an influential Lebanese family for allegedly importing tainted fuel to state-owned company Electricity du Liban (EDL), judicial documents seen by The National showed.

Mount Lebanon prosecutor Ghada Aoun began a case against BB Energy and its managing director Khaled Bassatne, who allegedly "fraudulently sold (...) quantities of adulterated fuel to EDL", loaded on six tankers, according to a letter she wrote to first investigating judge Nicolas Mansour.

Two judicial sources confirmed to The National the opening of an investigation in March, with hearings scheduled for next month.