http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil EU to cut flow of funds to Turkey as drilling spat heats up https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/14/eu-to-cut-flow-of-funds-to-turkey-as-drilling-spat-heats-up The European Union is poised to freeze most high-level contacts with Turkey and cut the flow of funds to the country, while holding back for now on sanctions that could target Turkish companies involved in offshore drilling in the eastern Mediterranean. Cyprus ghost town becomes pawn in drilling dispute with Turkey https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/6/19/cyprus-ghost-town-becomes-pawn-in-drilling-dispute-with-turkey A ghost town in Cyprus’s Turkish-controlled north has become the latest pawn in the conflict surrounding Turkey’s drilling for natural gas off the island’s shore. Turkey mulls deployment of Russian missile near gas exploration zone https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/31/turkey-mulls-deployment-of-russian-missile-near-gas-exploration-zone Turkey is considering deploying a Russian missile-defense system along the country’s southern coast, near where its warships are accompanying vessels exploring for energy, according to four people with knowledge of the deliberations. Israel agrees to U.S.-mediated maritime talks with Lebanon https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/27/israel-agrees-to-us-mediated-maritime-talks-with-lebanon Israel is willing to enter U.S.-mediated talks with Lebanon on setting a maritime border, the Energy Ministry said today. Investor group to place $10 billion bet on East Med gas https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/23/investor-group-to-place-10-billion-bet-on-east-med-gas An investor group is planning a major shakeup of the Eastern Mediterranean natural gas industry in a bid to unlock sales stymied by the political and industrial complexities of the region. Energean reports >1 Tcfg discovery at Karish North https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/15/energean-reports-1-tcfg-discovery-at-karish-north Energean Oil and Gas plc, the oil and gas producer focused on the Mediterranean, is pleased to announce that the Karish North exploration well has made a significant gas discovery. Energean has completed extended reach well in Greece https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/8/energean-has-completed-extended-reach-well-in-greece Energean Oil and Gas plc, the oil and gas producer focused on the Mediterranean, is pleased to announce successful completion of drilling operations of the extended reach well, EA-H3. Energean commences drilling campaign in Israel https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/3/4/energean-commences-drilling-campaign-in-israel Energean Oil and Gas plc, the oil and gas producer focused on the Mediterranean, has announced that it has commenced its 2019 drilling program in Israel. ExxonMobil makes 5 Tcf natural gas discovery offshore Cyprus https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/2/28/exxonmobil-makes-5-tcf-natural-gas-discovery-offshore-cyprus ExxonMobil has said it has made a natural gas discovery offshore Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean at the Glaucus-1 well. Croatia's Krpan touts new bidding rounds as means to boost output https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/2/22/croatias-krpan-touts-new-bidding-rounds-as-means-to-boost-output During the recent North American Prospect Expo (NAPE) held in Houston, the president of the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency (CHA), Marijan Krpan, visited with World Oil about the steps his government is taking, to improve the country’s oil and gas production. Key among these are two new licensing rounds, one to close in June 2019, and the other to finish in September 2019.