Total interested in additional Cypriot offshore blocks
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Total interested in additional Cypriot offshore blocks

French oil and gas giant Total is interested in buying into other licensed offshore blocks in addition to block 8, MPs heard on Tuesday. Lawmakers received a behind-closed-doors…

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Lebanon approves Total Exploration Plan
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Lebanon approves Total Exploration Plan

The first phase of exploration for Lebanon’s potential offshore oil reserves is set to start this week, caretaker Lebanese Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said at a news…

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Egypt’s transition to regional energy trade hub begins this year
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Egypt’s transition to regional energy trade hub begins this year

The Egyptian government has set a national goal to become a pivotal centre for energy trading. A supreme committee was established to manage this file under the chairpersonship…

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Egypt’s Natural Gas Production Increases by 20.5% YoY
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Egypt’s Natural Gas Production Increases by 20.5% YoY

Egypt’s production of natural gas increased by around 20.64% year-on-year (YoY), reaching 3.437 million tons in March 2018 compared to 2.849 million tons in March 2017, Egypt Oil…

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Consortium reaffirms that it will not drill in disputed area with Israel
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Consortium reaffirms that it will not drill in disputed area with Israel

The consortium of IOCs consisting of Total, ENI and Novatek, with a licence to explore Block 9 of Lebanon’s offshore acreage will not drill in the portion of…

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Lebanon opens LNG import, supply tender
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Lebanon opens LNG import, supply tender

Lebanese Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil launched a tender for the import and supply of liquefied natural gas, in a significant step towards securing affordable fuel to power…

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Egypt to offer 27 concessions in 2 bid rounds for oil & gas exploration
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Egypt to offer 27 concessions in 2 bid rounds for oil & gas exploration

Egypt will launch two international bid rounds for oil and gas exploration in 2018, the petroleum ministry said in a statement on Monday. One bid round will cover…

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France’s Total to expand presence into Cyprus block 8
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France’s Total to expand presence into Cyprus block 8

French energy giant Total, wants to expand its presence into block 8 of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said on Monday. Speaking to reporters…

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