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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…

Middle East Conflict Threatens Regional Gas Market, Could Affect Europe's LNG Supplies - Rystad

Oct 19, 2023

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, poses a serious threat to the regional natural gas market and could have knock-on effects on Europe’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply as winter approaches, Rystad Energy…

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…

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…

Lebanon Extends Offshore Exploration Licensing Round Deadline Again

Dec 09, 2022

Lebanon has again extended the deadline for applications to explore for hydrocarbons in eight offshore blocks, the energy ministry said on Friday.The deadline had already been extended several times, most recently from June until Dec. 15. Lebanon’s…

Israel, Lebanon Closing in on Maritime Border Deal

Oct 06, 2022

Lebanon and Israel are closer than ever to signing a deal demarcating their maritime border, opening the door to new oil and gas exploration, after years of U.S.-brokered negotiations.While limited in scope, the agreement is set to ease security and economic concerns in both countries…

Hezbollah Warns Israel against Drilling in Disputed Waters

Oct 25, 2021

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Friday warned Israel against drilling for oil and gas in the disputed maritime border area between the two countries until the issue is resolved, and said the Iran-backed group would take action if it did so…

Lebanon Can't Dictate Terms in Sea Border Talks, Israel's Energy Minister Says

Oct 05, 2021

Israel is ready to renew efforts to solve its dispute with Lebanon over the delineation of their territorial waters in the Mediterranean, but it will not accept that Beirut dictates the terms of the negotiation, its energy minister said on Tuesday…

Limited Window of Opportunity: Israel Thinking of Rolling Back Gas Export Limits

Jun 03, 2021

Israel is considering rolling back export limits on natural gas, allowing energy companies to sell more abroad before demand wanes in the global market, according to a draft government report.Fewer restrictions could attract more energy groups to explore Israeli waters…

Report: Delek in Talks to Sell Stake in Tamar Offshore Gas Field for $1.1B

Apr 06, 2021

Israel’s Delek Drilling is in talks to sell its stake in the offshore natural gas field for up to $1.1 billion, financial news website Calcalist reported on Monday.Delek owns a 22% stake in Tamar, one of Israel’s main energy sources, which it…

Energean Sanctions Karish North Gas Field Project. Gets $700M Loan

Jan 14, 2021

Mediterranean Sea-focused oil and gas company Energean has taken Final Investment Decision ('FID') on the Karish North gas development, offshore Israel.The gas discovery was announced in April 2019. In November 2020, DeGolyer and MacNaughton…

Israel, Lebanon Resume Mediterranean Sea Border Talks

Nov 13, 2020

Israel and Lebanon resumed U.S.-mediated talks on Wednesday on a dispute about their Mediterranean Sea border that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area, the Israeli energy minister, and Lebanon’s state news agency said…

LQ, Pipe Rack Modules Installed on Energean Power FPSO

Oct 07, 2020

Living quarters and eigh pipe rack modules have been lifted aboard the Energean Power FPSO hull as the construction of Energean's FPSO destined for the Mediterranean Sea progresses in Singapore.The FPSO hull, built in China is being outfitted with topside modules at Sembcorp’s Admiralty Yard…

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