Offshore in depth ///

With the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, the refugee crisis, and terrorist attacks in Europe, it’s hard to find a bright spot in international affairs. Nonetheless, let me suggest one: the prospect of significant, new, natural gas production in the Eastern Mediterranean region is a strong economic incentive for better relations between Israel and Egypt. While some analysts have argued that the large Egyptian gas discovery announced by Eni in August could jeopardize the future of Israel’s Leviathan field, it is clearly in both countries’ best interests to take a cooperative approach.

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