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Israel Awards Gas Exploration Licenses to Eni, BP and Four Others

Oct 30, 2023

Israel's Energy Ministry said on Sunday it had awarded 12 licenses to six companies to explore for natural gas off the country's Mediterranean coast, aiming to create more competition and diversify suppliers.The license awards, which came as the Israel-Hamas conflict entered its fourth week, included one group led by Italy's Eni along with Dana Petroleum and Israel's Ratio Energies which will explore in an area west of the massive Leviathan field…

Chevron Resumes Natural Gas Supply from Israel's Tamar Offshore Field

Nov 13, 2023

Chevron said on Monday it had resumed the supply of natural gas from the offshore Tamar field, a month after it was told by Israel to halt operations due to violence in the region.The Tamar field, a major source of gas for Israel's power generators…

Mideast Conflict Dims Prospect of More Egyptian LNG Exports to Europe

Nov 09, 2023

The prospect of the EU receiving more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Egypt in the short and medium term looks unachievable due to tight gas balances and reduced imports from Israel, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies (OIES) said.Egypt shipped…

Israeli Energy Sites Impacted by the Gaza Conflict

Oct 16, 2023

Israel, which has become a major gas exporter in recent years, has shut down several major energy sites since Hamas militants attacked southern Israel on Oct. 7, sparking a wider conflict in the Gaza Strip.Following are the sites impacted by the conflict so far:THE TAMAR GAS FIELDIsrael on Oct…

Chevron Halts Exports Through Major Subsea Pipeline Between Israel and Egypt

Oct 13, 2023

Chevron has halted natural gas exports through a major subsea pipeline between Israel and Egypt and is supplying gas via an alternative pipeline through Jordan, the company said on Tuesday.The decision to halt exports via the East Mediterranean…

BP Says Bid to Acquire Stake in Israel's NewMed on Track

Oct 13, 2023

BP and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co's (ADNOC) $2 billion bid to acquire a 50% stake in Israeli gas producer NewMed Energy remains on track, a BP executive has told investors.BP remained 'very optimistic' about the deal despite the escalation of…

Israel Shuts Down Production from Tamar Offshore Gas Field

Oct 09, 2023

Israel is suspending production at the Tamar gas field off its southern coast and will seek alternative fuel sources to meet its needs, the energy ministry said on Monday, following three days of violence in the region.Chevron, which operates the field…

Energean Shares Drop Over Concerns of Middle East Escalation

Oct 09, 2023

Shares in European-listed companies with major business exposure to Israel fell on Monday on concerns over the potential for their operations there to be affected by a possible escalation of the conflict in the Middle East.Energean fell as much as 16…

Erdogan Says Turkey, Israel to Take Steps in Energy Drilling Soon

Sep 22, 2023

Turkey and Israel will soon begin taking joint steps in energy drilling, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited by Turkish media as saying on Thursday, adding the two countries would also operate energy networks to Europe through Turkey.Erdogan…

Israel, Cyprus, and Greece Mull Energy Pacts to Tap Regional Gas

Sep 04, 2023

The leaders of Israel, Greece and Cyprus pledged to deepen their energy cooperation on Monday and explore ways to get East Mediterranean gas to Europe, as well as connect electricity grids.The eastern Mediterranean has yielded major gas discoveries in the past decade…

Israel Will Expand Gas Exports to Egypt

Aug 23, 2023

Israel on Wednesday said it will boost natural gas production from its offshore Tamar field and increase exports to Egypt, which is contending with rising demand and falling output.Exports to Egypt will be increased by an additional 38.7 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas over 11 years…

Israel's Energy Minister Favors More Natural Gas Exports

Aug 02, 2023

Israel's energy minister said on Wednesday that more of the country's natural gas reserves should be earmarked for export, amid renewed interest in offshore exploration and debate on whether the gas should be kept for domestic use.Huge gas deposits…

Four Groups Bid in Israel Offshore Gas Exploration Tender

Jul 17, 2023

Four groups of companies have made bids in Israel's latest tender for offshore hydrocarbon exploration, the Energy Ministry said on Sunday.The ministry said the groups include a total of nine companies, five of which were new to the Israeli market…

EastMed Pipeline Project Still Viable, Edison CEO Says

Jul 07, 2023

A project to build a 2,000 km pipeline to bring natural gas from East Mediterranean fields to Europe is still alive, the CEO of Italian energy group Edison said on Friday.Edison CEO Nicola Monti said that the group, which is one of the promoters of the pipeline…

Exporting Too Much Gas Could Jeopardize Israel's Energy Security, Warns Official

Jun 28, 2023

Israel should urgently examine how much natural gas the country should export to make sure it keeps enough for itself, a senior official at Israel's Finance Ministry said in a letter seen by Reuters. The country is expected to roughly double…

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