Lebanon: First offshore well to be drilled in 2019
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Lebanon: First offshore well to be drilled in 2019

Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said Friday that drilling for oil and gas in blocks 4 and 9, which lie in north and south respectively, will begin in…

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Ministry expects Egypt’s natural gas output to reach 6.4 bcf/d by mid-2018
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Ministry expects Egypt’s natural gas output to reach 6.4 bcf/d by mid-2018

Egypt’s natural gas output is expected to reach 6.4 bcf/d by mid-2018, by which time Zohr will be producing 750 mmcf/d and the Nooros gas field will be…

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Egypt set to test output from Zohr giant gas field
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Egypt set to test output from Zohr giant gas field

Pilot production at Egypt’s Eni SpA-operated Zohr natural gas field will begin “in the coming few days,” the oil ministry said, as the country nears its goal of…

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Noble Energy considers participation in pipeline linking Cyprus gas to Egypt
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Noble Energy considers participation in pipeline linking Cyprus gas to Egypt

Noble Energy is trying to push forward the potential gas pipeline linking Cyprus’ offshore gas fields to Egypt’s processing facilities, Al Masry Al Youm reports. The group’s senior Vice…

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What is the ‘Presource Curse’ and what are its Implications for Lebanon?
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What is the ‘Presource Curse’ and what are its Implications for Lebanon?

An interview with David Mihalyi, economic analyst at the Natural Resource Governance Institute and visiting fellow at the Central European University’s School of Public Policy in Budapest 1. We…

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Egypt takes giant step towards energy independence
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Egypt takes giant step towards energy independence

A recently discovered gas field in Egypt – one of the world’s largest – is on track to begin production by the start of next year, which should…

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Israel’s offshore in search of regulatory shake-up
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Israel’s offshore in search of regulatory shake-up

The country’s latest licensing round failed to lure IOCs to its upstream Twice delayed, Israel’s offshore licensing round for 24 blocks closed on 15 November. It was a…

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Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Israel back natgas pipeline to Europe
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Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Israel back natgas pipeline to Europe

Cyprus, Italy, Greece and Israel agreed on Tuesday to back the construction of a gas pipeline from newly discovered fields in the eastern Mediterranean to Europe. The project,…

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