Showing posts with label Israel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Israel. Show all posts

Monday, August 03, 2015

Israel, Palestine, Jordan unite to save revered river (video Al Jazeera)

In a rare show of political unity, Israel, Jordan and Palestine have united for a common cause: to clean up the Jordan River.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Israel fights largest forest fire this year

More than 150 firefighters and 13 aircraft have been mobilized to fight an extensive forest fire which broke out Friday afternoon in a mountainous area in central Israel.

Monday, May 25, 2015

2,000-year-old water-supply system unearthed in Israel

An ancient aqueduct built more than 2,000 years ago to transport water into the city of Jerusalem has been unearthed.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Egypt has no plans to import gas from Israel

Cairo has no particular plans to import gas from Israel, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Arab Republic of Egypt Sherif Ismail said in an interview with TASS Wednesday.

Thus, he disproved reports on Egypt’s plans to import natural gas from other countries.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Israel: Gov't officials presenting outline to solve natural gas turmoil

Government officials have formulated an outline to solve the current natural gas stalemate, which has resulted in the freeze of the Leviathan reservoir's development, government sources told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday late afternoon.

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.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Israel's Greatest Ecological Catastrophe Unfolding in Arava Desert

The crude oil spill in the Arava Desert, southern Israel, is 'twice as bad as initially estimated,' according to the Israeli Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company....

"The volume of crude oil that spilled into the Arava Desert last week is 60 percent larger than the amount that was originally reported, the company responsible for the pipeline acknowledged on Sunday night," Haaretz, the Israeli news agency reported.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Oil pipeline bursts near Israel-Jordan border.(the reason for the spill was under investigation)

An oil pipeline rupture has caused thousands of cubic metres of crude oil to spill into the Arava desert in southern Israel near the border with Jordan, officials said Thursday (Dec 4). The incident took place just north of the Red Sea resort city of Eilat and 500m from the frontier. 

The spill was "a couple of kilometres long", according to an Israeli environment ministry spokeswoman who was unable to give more specific information.

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.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Israel signs 15-year natural gas deal with Jordan

REUTERS - Israel will sign a deal to supply natural gas from its Leviathan field to Jordan for 15 years, Israeli Energy Minister Silvan Shalom said on Wednesday.

Shalom said the agreement comes after many meetings with Jordanian officials but gave no other details.

An industry official who asked not to be identified said the deal was worth about $15 billion.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

New technology could consign submarine periscope to history

The submarine periscope may become a thing of the past, due to a new technology developed by a team from the Technion, Israel's institute of technology.

The "virtual periscope" technology, which enables accurate rendition of above-surface and airborne objects from underwater, was introduced at an international conference on computational photography, held in Santa Clara, California, last weekend.

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.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Lebanon slams Israel's intent to demarcate maritime border

BEIRUT, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour warned Saturday that Israel's unilateral decision to demarcate the maritime border (EEZ)with Lebanon would threaten stability in the region.

Mansour said in a statement "this is a very dangerous decision if adopted by Israel, and it threatens stability, security and peace in the region.

He said that this action by Israel does not produce any legal obligations for Lebanon.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Dead Sea: Environmentalists Question Pipeline Rescue Plan

An "historic" agreement between Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians is supposed to save the shrinking Dead Sea. But some environmentalists believe the plan to pump water from the Red Sea could do the salt lake more harm than good.

Even as it shrinks in size, the Dead Sea, a turquoise blue shimmering salt lake, remains a mystical place. Boat jetties jut out into nothingness, abandoned as the water has retreated further and further; each year the level dropping by a meter. The Dead Sea is dwindling to nothing, deprived of water by humans.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to sign Red Sea-Dead Sea deal

AFP - Representatives of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians will on Monday sign a "historic" agreement to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea, an Israeli minister said.
Energy and Regional Development Minister Silvan Shalom told army radio that under the agreement to be signed at the World Bank in Washington, water will be drawn from the Gulf of Aqaba at the northern end of the Red Sea.
Some will be desalinated and distributed to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians, while the rest will be transferred in four pipes to the parched Dead Sea, which would otherwise dry out by 2050. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Egypt says not interested in Israeli gas as plans LNG imports...

Egypt is not interested in importing gas via pipeline from Israel and instead is focusing on a plan to import liquefied natural gas, a top Egyptian state executive said in the night of Oct. 23.

Israel’s energy and water minister said this week that it could supply Egypt with gas through a pipeline that already links them.

To receive LNG shipments, Egypt must rent a floating terminal, which it aims to have in operation by April after issuing a tender earlier this month.

“For importing the LNG we are working with companies, not with countries,” Taher Abdel Rahim, chairman of state-run Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), told Reuters.

Monday, October 14, 2013

No oil found in promising Mediterranean coastal well. -Despite favorable seismic reports and a $175m. investment, the Yam 3 well comes up dry.

Israeli oil drilling company Shemen Oil and Gas Resources Inc. said late Sunday that a promising offshore well in the Mediterranean Sea does not contain any oil. After drilling to 18,700 feet under the sea, at a total cost of about $175 million, it found after extensive production tests that the Yam 3 well was dry.

In late August, the company, whose chairman is former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi, said that preliminary tests of the well — located about 10 miles off the coast of Ashdod — showed it could contain up to 120 million barrels’ worth of oil.  

The production test will only be finalized once all the equipment is removed from the well, Globes reported, leaving a “a small chance” that a technical failure was responsible for the data indicating a lack of oil or natural gas.
An independent seismic study had found that there was “a best estimate of 120 million barrels of oil in the license prospect, and a 36% chance of finding 1.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas” at Yam 3, the report said.

Israel has made several large natural gas discoveries on the Mediterranean coast in recent years, which are typically invested in by a combination of private Israeli companies, the government, and foreign interests.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Turkish company offers Israel to build pipeline. -Mathew Bryza announced the offer worth $2.5 billion during an energy conference held in Cyprus.

Turkey’s Turcas Holding has submitted a $2.5 billion offer to Israel for the construction of a 470-kilometer pipeline between Israel and Turkey.

Istanbul (Constantinople)-based Turcas Holding has offered Israel, which has started to discover considerable amounts of natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean, to build a pipeline under the sea from Israel to Turkey’s southern province of Mersin. A member of the board, Mathew Bryza announced the offer worth $2.5 billion during an energy conference held in Cyprus.

Byrza, a former American diplomat, said the 470-kilometers-long pipeline would have a capacity to transfer 16 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year. He also stressed that if the political problems between Turkey and Israel affected the construction, all cost and responsibility would be assumed by Turcas. 

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Σκουπιδότοπος… πυρομαχικών στη θάλασσα της Κύπρου....Λευκωσία καλεί Ελλάδα και Ισραήλ - Cyprus asks Israel, Greece to assist in clearing munitions dumped offshore

Την αρωγή της Ελλάδας και του Ισραήλ ζητεί η Λευκωσία για την απομάκρυνση μεγάλης ποσότητας πυρομαχικών του στρατού, τα οποία θάφτηκαν στη νότια ακτή του νησιού την περίοδο 1980-93. 

Την είδηση διέδωσε ο υπουργός Άμυνας της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας Φώτης Φωτίου, ο οποίος σημείωσε ότι θα ζητήσει επίσης τη συνδρομή του Ευρωπαϊκού Οργανισμού για την Ασφάλεια και τη Συνεργασία.

Σύμφωνα με τον Φωτίου, στον πυθμένα της θάλασσας υπάρχουν 167 διαφορετικοί τύποι πυρομαχικών, όπως νάρκες, χειροβομβίδες και βλήματα πυροβολικού.

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