Total to launch sea exploration after Lebanon-Israel deal


              FILE - A helicopter flies over a base of the U.N. peacekeeping force, in the southern town of Naqoura, Lebanon on Oct. 14, 2020. The French oil giant Total said Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 it will soon launch exploration activities in search for gas in the Mediterranean off Lebanon's coast following last month's historic deal between Lebanon and Israel on their maritime border. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
            
              FILE - Stephane Michel, then president of Total Middle East and North Africa, speaks during a signing ceremony to start exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas in Beirut, Lebanon on Feb. 9, 2018. The French oil giant Total said Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 it will soon launch exploration activities in search for gas in the Mediterranean off Lebanon's coast following last month's historic deal between Lebanon and Israel on their maritime border. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
Total to launch sea exploration after Lebanon-Israel deal