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Turkey sees no need for Cyprus to approve Israel gas pipeline

A Turkey-Israel gas pipeline deal could be built through Cyprus’ economic waters even without Cypriot consent, a Turkish official said, dismissing what some experts see as a key obstacle to an energy deal between the two Mediterranean countries.

Trendsetter Engineering awarded contracts for Noble’s Leviathan field

Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. is thrilled to announce the recent award of multiple contracts to design and manufacture subsea production equipment for Noble Energy’s Leviathan Project, a large natural gas field development in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel.

Qatar Petroleum, Exxon Mobil sign E&P PSA contract with Cyprus

DOHA -- Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil signed an exploration and production sharing contract with the government of the Republic of Cyprus for offshore Block 10.

EMGC '17: Establishment of EEZs would help to expedite Eastern Med gas exports

In the last portion of EMGC Day 2, options for regional gas ownership and export were discussed. Gina Cohen, gas consultant on the Eastern Mediterranean, shared her perspective on energizing regional economic, business and political relationships.

EMGC '17: Prospects for accelerating gas trade and regional energy cooperation

In the fourth session of the day, there was a focus on accelerating efforts to ramp up gas trade in the Eastern Med. Charles Ellinas, CEO of E-C Natural Hydrocarbons Co. Ltd., first spoke about the impact of global markets and prices on the Eastern Med.

EMGC '17: Eye on Cyprus—doing business on an island nation

In the second session of the morning, George Pantelides, partner and head of Consulting Services at Deloitte, next offered strategies for operators and service companies to overcome the challenges of operating in Cyprus.

EMGC '17: Forecasting prosperity to predict global energy demand

Gulf Publishing Company's Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) 2017, the world's primary event for discussing the forces shaping gas industry development in the Eastern Med, continued on March 15.

EMGC '17: Eastern Med gas monetization demands regional cooperation

NICOSIA -- Sessions devoted to gas monetization options and foreign investment initiatives dominated the afternoon of the first day of Gulf Publishing Company's fourth Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) 2017, March 14.

EMGC '17: Execs outline gas prospects for Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel

Stelios Nicolaides, Director of Hydrocarbons Service for the Republic of Cyprus' Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism delivered welcoming remarks on behalf of George Lakkotrypis, Minister of Cyprus' Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

EMGC '17: Eni chief shares invigorating projections for Eastern Med gas

Gulf Publishing Company's Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) 2017, the fourth incarnation of the world's primary event for discussing the forces shaping gas industry development in the Eastern Mediterranean, opened on March 14.

CERAWeek `17: Israel’s energy minister discusses prospects for Levant basin

Israel’s Energy Minister, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, outlined the changing regional dynamics, and his country’s emerging role as a natural gas producer and exporter, during a strategic dialogue held Wednesday at the 2017 CERAWeek conference in Houston.

Eni finalizes farm-in agreement with Total, acquiring interest offshore Cyprus

Eni announces that has finalized a farm-in agreement with Total to acquire 50% participating interest of Block 11, offshore Cyprus.

Leviathan partners ratify $3.75-billion gas-development plan

The companies that own the rights to Leviathan, Israel’s largest natural gas reservoir, approved a plan to allocate $3.75 billion to develop the offshore site. Israel’s main gas equity index rose the most in almost five months.

Noble, Barclays said to work on $1 billion Tamar stake sale

Noble Energy Inc. is working with Barclays Plc on the sale of a 7.5% stake in the offshore Tamar natural gas field, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Eni, BP pouring more investment into Egypt than anywhere else

Eni SpA will start producing from the giant Zohr natural gas field off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast by the end of 2017 and plans to invest $10 billion in the North African country over the next five years, CEO Claudio Descalzi said.

Eni and BP complete 10% sale of Shorouk, offshore Egypt

Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, and the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla signed a deed completing the sale to BP of a 10% stake in the Shorouk concession, offshore Egypt.

Ithaca Energy announces recommended takeover by Delek Group

Ithaca Energy Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive support agreement with Delek Group Ltd. on the terms of a cash takeover bid for all of the issued, and to be issued common shares of Ithaca not currently owned by Delek or any of its affiliates for C$1.95 per share.

Qatar Petroleum hunts for gas abroad as local growth hits limit

Qatar Petroleum is exploring for oil and gas in Cyprus and Morocco as part of a strategy to expand the tiny Gulf emirate’s global energy investments.

Egypt said to seek LNG as BP, Eni gas flow to restore exports

Egypt plans to import as many as 108 cargoes of liquefied natural gas this year as the country prepares to start producing at two gas fields and move closer to its goal of self-sufficiency and even exports by 2019.

With 2019 export goals, exploration in Egypt picks up

Egypt may announce new discoveries of natural gas by the second half of this year, Oil Minister Tarek El Molla said, bringing it closer to its goal of self-sufficiency by 2019.