Tag Archives: natural gas

Good News Friday

Here is the latest installment in my Good News Friday series. My first item comes from my old homeland, England, where the Queen awarded an OBE to British-Israeli Professor Penelope Ur, for her work in promoting the English language: Prof. … Continue reading

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Israel as energy superpower?

Back to regular programming. A fascinating and rather optimistic article by Walter Russel Mead in the American Interest posits that Israel looks likely to emerge as an energy superpower in the near future, with all the political ramifications associated with … Continue reading

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Israeli natural gas well goes online ahead of schedule

Some really good news from the natural gas industry was made public today: One of Israel’s natural gas wells has gone online early. A US Israeli consortium began supplying Israel with natural gas from its offshore Pinnacles well on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Egypt cancels gas contract with Israel – politics or economics?

Last week Egypt cancelled it’s long-standing gas-exporting deal to Israel, triggering a diplomatic and political crisis with grave economic implications for Israel (and possibly for Egypt too).  The cancellation is not a total surprise seeing as the gas pipeline has … Continue reading

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The enemy of my enemy, and with friends like these…

Recently there have been several strange and conflicting, not to mention confusing, items of interest regarding Israel, Turkey, the US, and Iran with its nuclear program. We first learned a few days ago that Azerbaijan had granted access to Israel … Continue reading

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Turkey’s natural gas supply fails temporarily; Israel discovers more offshore gas fields

Two parallel news items appeared in the last couple of days, and it occurs to me that if only the current political constellation in the Middle East were somewhat different, Israel could come to the rescue of Turkey. Today’s Zaman … Continue reading

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