Showing posts with label Cyprus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cyprus. Show all posts

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015

From Cyprus to Crete

E. Conophagos, N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Angeliki Papadopoulou

When we examine the situations at a geological and an energean level in both Cyprus and Crete, we observe significant proportions which should be also utilized at a regional level, since the overall context is delayed in taking effective decisions. 

Friday, October 09, 2015

Turkey’s first nuclear power plant project enters uncertain period amid Syria row

Uncertainties are rising over controversial nuclear power plant project in Turkey’s Akkuyu, for which Russia has spent $3 billion so far, amid rows between Turkey and Russia over Syria.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

$3 bln spent on Akkuyu power plant so far

A total of $3 billion has been spent on the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant and work will continue although the required licenses have not been issued yet, said the company chief, adding that some delays are normal in nuclear power plant projects.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Deadly sandstorm continues to blanket Middle East

Lebanon's unprecedented and deadly sandstorm has forced the government to shut schools and public institutions over health concerns.


Dust storm causes flight cancellations in Cyprus

Thick desert dust affecting Cyprus for a second day forced the cancellation of landings at Larnaca airport on the southeastern shores of the island, an official said on Tuesday.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Let’s do it Cyprus collects 23,000 kg of rubbish

A total of 9,442 of volunteers collected 22,848 kg of rubbish including 2,950 of recyclables in the context of the annual campaign “Let`s do it Cyprus!”.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Κύπρος: Ισχυρός σεισμός 5,3 Ρίχτερ στην Πάφο. Earthquake M 5.5 - CYPRUS REGION - 17 km SW of Paphos - local time: 11:25

Ισχυρός σεισμός 5,5 Ριχτερ σημειώθηκε στις 11:25 στην Κύπρο. 

Το επίκεντρο ήταν σε θαλάσσιο χώρα 18 χιλιόμετρα νοτιοδυτικά της Πάφου (112 χιλιόμετρα νοτιοδυτικά της Λευκωσίας) και το εστιακό βάθος 10 χιλιόμετρα.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Egypt 'doesn't mind' Israeli gas

A week after Reuters broke the news of talks between the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and the American Noble Energy Company, which operates Israeli gas fields, the Ministry of Petroleum appears to publicly support a new policy that would allow the importation of Israeli gas.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Egypt advances plans to import Israeli gas

CAIRO - A delegation from American oil firm Noble Energy is in Egypt for talks with the state gas company about importing Israeli gas to energy-starved Egypt, sources at the airport and the oil ministry said on Sunday.

Gas shipments could come from Israel's offshore Tamar gas field, which Noble operates, and whose partners have floated plans to connect the field with Egypt's Damietta LNG plant.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Cypriot EEZ: Cyprus warns Turkey against any new energy moves

Cyprus warned Turkey Friday that if it re-entered the exclusive economic zone where Nicosia has licensed exploratory drilling there would be no chance of resuming stalled UN-brokered peace talks.
Government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said any such a move would be a "worrying development" and would only "validate the reason for not returning to the talks".

Monday, October 20, 2014

Israel's Tamar gas field to sell gas to Egypt

The partners in Israel's Tamar gas field announced on Sunday they have signed a bid to sell at least five billion cubic meters of natural gas over three years to private consumers in Egypt.

The Tamar partners, led by Texas-based Noble Energy and the Israeli Delek Group, said in a statement that they have signed a letter of intent with Dolphinus Holdings, a consortium of industrial and commercial gas consumers and distributors in Egypt.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Water quality excellent at most of Europe’s bathing sites

European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 27 May 2014:

The water at Europe’s beaches, rivers and lakes was generally of high quality in 2013, with more than 95 % of these sites meeting minimum requirements. Coastal performed slightly better than inland bathing waters, the data shows.

All the bathing sites in Cyprus and Luxembourg were deemed ‘excellent’. These countries were followed by Malta (99 % excellent), Croatia (95 %) and Greece (93 %). At the other end of the scale, European Union Member States with the highest proportion of sites with a ‘poor’ status were Estonia (6 %), the Netherlands (5 %), Belgium (4 %), France (3 %), Spain (3 %) and Ireland (3 %).

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cyprus’ energy hopes rise as Ukraine crisis deepens

As the crisis in Ukraine deepens, Cyprus seems to be seen as a key player in EU rush for alternative gas supplies. 

Policy makers have even gone as far as to hope that new gas routes could help end decades of division on Cyprus. 

And the timing of US vice president Joe Biden’s visit next week in the island is no coincidence. It is worth reminding that it will be the first visit by a US president or a vice president in 52 years.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

At least 10 firms bid for Israel-Turkey gas pipeline. -Report, Israeli daily

At least 10 companies, including two Turkish energy firms, have presented offers in the tender for the exporting of natural gas from Israel’s Leviathan gas field to Turkey through a pipeline, an Israeli daily reported.

Bidders include Turkey’s Zorlu Group, which already holds an indirect stake in an Israeli power plant, and a joint bid by Turcas Petrol and German electricity utility RWE,  according to Israeli daily Globes.

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Navy SEALs take control of oil tanker hijacked in Libya: Pentagon

U.S. Navy SEALs boarded and took control of an oil tanker that had was seized earlier this month at a Libyan port by three armed men, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

No one was hurt in the boarding operation conducted late on March 16, approved by U.S. President Barack Obama, requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments and conducted in international waters southeast of Cyprus, said Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby.

"The Morning Glory is carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company. The ship and its cargo were illicitly obtained from the Libyan port of As-Sidra," his statement said. 

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

First chemical materials removed from Syria by ship

DAMASCUS: A first shipment of material has been removed from Syria under a deal to rid the country of its chemical weapons arsenal, the joint mission overseeing the disarmament said Tuesday.

"A first quantity of priority chemical materials was moved from two sites to the port of Latakia for verification and was then loaded onto a Danish commercial vessel today," the mission said in a statement.

It added that the boat had sailed for international waters.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Danish, Norwegian ships leave Limassol port for Syrian seacoast

BEIRUT, January 03, /ITAR-TASS/. Two Danish and two Norwegian ships have left the Port of Limassol and made the way towards international waters near the Syrian seacoast.

Two dry-cargo ships and two coastguard vessels will be in international waters to enter the Syrian port of Latakia at any moment in order to load containers with chemical weapons, Norwegian Defence Ministry spokesman Lars Magne Hovtun said on Friday.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Turkish energy minister: Cyprus oil belongs to Cyprus

Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz has said that any profits gained from oil and natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean should belong to people the people of Cyprus.

Comparing the island to Iraq, Yildiz told a press conference ‘the same way we say oil extracted from Iraq belongs to Iraq, we say that any oil or natural gas extracted anywhere around Cyprus belongs to Cyprus.’

These comments come as disputes between Turkey and  Cyprus continue to boil over.

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