WorldOil Israel agrees to U.S.-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. EMGC 2019 to deliver updates, outlooks from Eastern Mediterranean operators The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) is gearing up for another must-attend event in Cyprus. Shell mulls 15-year deal for Israeli, Cypriot gas, partner says Royal Dutch Shell Plc is weighing a 15-year contract to buy natural gas for its liquefied natural gas plant in Egypt from offshore fields in Cyprus and Israel. Total-led consortium enters Lebanon with two deepwater EandP contracts Total-led international consortium (Total 40%, ENI 40%, Novatek 20%) signed two Exploration and Production Agreements (EPA) with the Republic of Lebanon, covering Blocks 4 and 9, located in the deep waters offshore Lebanon. Regional Report: Eastern Mediterranean Eastern Mediterranean region are beginning to increase EandP activity and were able to bring several key projects on stream in 2017. Total, Eni, Novatek win first Lebanon offshore licenses Lebanon granted its first offshore energy rights to a group comprising Total SA, Eni SpA and Novatek PJSC, joining a regional race to find and develop oil and natural gas wealth in the eastern Mediterranean after years of delay. 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. 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. Lebanon to auction energy rights in area contested by Israel Lebanon wants to auction energy rights to areas in the Mediterranean Sea contested by neighboring Israel and will invite more companies to qualify for bidding next month. Lebanon set to join Eastern Mediterranean oil and gas race Lebanon approved two measures allowing it to auction its first offshore oil and natural gas rights, ending three years of delays that kept the tiny country from joining a regional race to tap energy wealth in the eastern Mediterranean.