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Israeli oil spill a snafu in nation’s growing industry

On the evening of December 3, a pipeline ruptured in the Arava desert in southern Israel. The Trans-Israel pipeline, owned and operated by Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company (EAPC), has spilled about 1.3 million gallons of crude oil (nearly 31,000 barrels) into the desert near Eilat. That’s enough oil to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools. This river of oil stretching over ...

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Oil fumes from ruptured pipeline in Israel spread to Aqaba

AMMAN – An oil spill in southern Israel near the Jordanian border on Wednesday night created a state of panic among Aqaba residents, dozens of whom went to hospitals after suffering from shortness of breath, according to officials. An oil pipeline rupture caused thousands of cubic metres of crude oil to spill into the desert in southern Israel just north ...

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‘Israel gas deal will save Jordan JD700m annually’

Mohammad Ghazal | The Jordan Times (Amman, Jordan) AMMAN — The government said Thursday the state-owned National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) is expected to buy 250-300 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from Noble Energy, which experts said will save around JD700 million annually of the energy bill. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Mohammad Hamed said Thursday ...

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40 MPs reject plan to import Israeli gas

AMMAN — At least 40 members of the Lower House signed on Wednesday a memorandum calling on the government to halt plans to import Israeli gas. The lawmakers, led by MP Khamis Atiyeh, said in the memo that neither the government, nor the state-owned National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) “has the right to sign a deal with Zionists, because that ...

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Rocket Fire on Israeli Gas Platforms Could Escalate Gaza Fighting

Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy  Although scoring a direct hit would be difficult, Hamas fire against Israel’s offshore rigs could prove very significant given the crucial role gas plays in generating the country’s electricity. Earlier today, Hamas claimed to have fired two rockets at an Israeli natural gas installation located about nineteen miles off the coast of Gaza. The Israeli ...

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Gaza’s infrastructure suffers unprecedented damage

Amiram Barkat | The Globes (Tel Aviv, Israel) “The scope of damage to infrastructures in Gaza is unprecedented, and herculean efforts will be necessary to repair them,” said Sara Badiei, who oversees infrastructures in Gaza for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). UN sources yesterday estimated the damage to homes and infrastructure from the ground war and air strikes ...

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Egypt seeks alternative to Tamar gas


By AMIRAM BARKAT for the Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel Paralleling plans to import natural gas from the Tamar field, Egypt is moving ahead on a plan that might reduce the need for Israeli gas. “Interfax Natural Gas Daily” reports that that Egypt is in talks with Norway’s Hoegh LNG AS (OMX: HLNG) to lease the company’s latest floating storage regasification ...

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Palestinians seek to drill for oil in West Bank


JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday announced plans to explore for oil in the West Bank, throwing a new element of uncertainty and confusion into troubled U.S.-backed peace efforts. The Palestinians proclaimed the project, close to a small oil field in Israel in which an Israel firm is drilling, a key step toward their dream of developing the ...

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