Cyprus: Geostrategic importance of the Pipedream
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Cyprus: Geostrategic importance of the Pipedream

Cypriots love a good fairy-tale in their country. They swallow them up like four-year-olds, asking no questions and displaying no doubts, which is why Cyprus politicians serve them so frequently.…

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Monetizing Lebanese Gas: Export Options – Part 2
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Monetizing Lebanese Gas: Export Options – Part 2

B. Pipeline options (II): Turkey and Europe Lebanon’s pipeline export options are not limited to the Middle East alone. Its proximity to Turkey, and thereby to European markets,…

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Monetizing Lebanese Gas: Export Options – Part 1
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Monetizing Lebanese Gas: Export Options – Part 1

Assuming that Lebanon does eventually develop its natural gas reserves, the country will face an array of choices concerning how to monetize its hydrocarbon riches via gas exports.…

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Did Shell Take On Too Much Risk In This Oil Price Environment?
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Did Shell Take On Too Much Risk In This Oil Price Environment?

On the heels of its acquisition of BG Group at a time when everyone else is offloading assets in these days of dismal oil prices, Royal Dutch Shell is…

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Why Has Cash Starved Noble Energy Sold Off Aphrodite and Kept Leviathan and Tamar?
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Why Has Cash Starved Noble Energy Sold Off Aphrodite and Kept Leviathan and Tamar?

BG Group’s decision to enter into a farm-out agreement for 50% of Noble Energy’s stake in Aphrodite gas field, offshore Cyprus, is an interesting development that may shed…

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Is the US “Tolling-fee System” a good Solution for Exporting the East Med Gas?
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Is the US “Tolling-fee System” a good Solution for Exporting the East Med Gas?

By: Abboud Zahr* Several gas fields were discovered during to last few years in the Eastern Mediterranean. Zohr, in the Egyptian offshore, is the largest gas discovery yet…

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نحو سياسة نفطية لبنانية متكاملة
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نحو سياسة نفطية لبنانية متكاملة

ساد الصمت عقودا من الزمن في عالم استخراج النفط في لبنان حتى اوائل التسعينيات، وذلك بعدما جرى تكثيف الانشطة البترولية في حوض النيل الجيولوجي في مياه مصر والقسم…

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Is The Huge Natural Gas Find In The Zohr Field A Game Changer For Egypt?
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Is The Huge Natural Gas Find In The Zohr Field A Game Changer For Egypt?

Eni may have found the biggest natural gas find ever in history (in Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea), all in the deep water of the Mediterranean Sea. The discovery…

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ENI Probability of Partnering with another Operator to Develop Zohr
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ENI Probability of Partnering with another Operator to Develop Zohr

Two questions related to the recent Zohr gas discovery by ENI in Egypt were raised seeking answers from experts who are monitoring the East Med developments: Which are…

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A strategic plan for a Cyprus gas hub
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A strategic plan for a Cyprus gas hub

The recent discovery in Egyptian waters by Eni of a (currently estimated) 30 trillion cubic feet (tcf) in the Zohr natural gas field has prompted a range of…

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