Russia Tried to Buy in to Israel’s Gas Discovery

February 18, 2009 by  

New Gazprom Headquarters in St. Petersburg will be the tallest building in Europe.

New Gazprom Headquarters in St. Petersburg will be the tallest building in Europe.

New’s of Russia’s interest in partnering in Israel’s Tamar-1 gas field came out in court this week.

“Gazprom has been trying to enter the Israeli energy market for years. Missing out on the Tamar prospect is a major loss, because the gas discovery at the prospect would have enabled the company to become a major supplier to Israel and other countries in the Mediterranean Basin.

The Tamar discovery also puts an end to possible Israeli gas imports from Russia via Turkey via the proposed undersea infrastructure conduit, which would have cost $2-3 billion to build.

Yossi Levy said in response, “There were preliminary talks with Gazprom after BG Group announced that it was quitting the Tamar prospect in 2005. Gazprom was interested in the exploration, but no deal was reached.” (source:

Ezekiel 38 speaks of God putting “hooks” in the jaws of Gog (Russia), drawing it down into Israel. Very interesting that Russia is already at work to secure the Mediterranean energy market. Could this be the beginning? We’ll stay on top of this story.


6 Responses to “Russia Tried to Buy in to Israel’s Gas Discovery”

  1. dean staples on February 20th, 2009 8:27 am

    This old world is really beginning to shake ,rattle and roll. I am sure glad I am in the Lord and am founded upon His rock and that I know how to trust in Him. Am glad I made the investmebt over the years to go out on His limb to see if it would break. I now know that even when it does break He is there to uphold me. Doesn’t matter to me if they strike it rich in Israel or not,I am really excited to be a part of this great treasure hunt that Jim Spillman discovered way back in 1976. It sort of gives me a feeling of importance to be part of the Zion family. Thank-you Jesus!!

  2. admin on February 20th, 2009 1:32 pm

    This is very exciting news… thank you. I did not know of the Russian connection and desires in today’s Israel. WOW, we are even closer to the end then imagined.

    Thanks for the list of players.


  3. Richard N Clark on July 15th, 2009 5:48 am

    I am very excited about what is happening in Israel and blessed to be part of it.I have no doubt concerning the discovery of oil,just a matter of time.I commend Mr. brown for his unwavering spirit to continue his quest to be a blessing to the state of Israel.Its only a matter of time !! Thank you JESUS.

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  5. Per Sverre Bårdsen on April 16th, 2010 2:58 am

    It is very interesting that you mention Ezekiel 38 . If Gog is Russia,
    then the prophet reveals in 38,12 why the enemy will come to Israel.
    The enemy comes to take a spoil and to take a prey. I think like this:
    This spoil and prey can not be oranges and apples, but it might very well
    be gaz and oil. I am very thankful for the newsletters from you, is is most
    interesting!! God bless you!

    Per Sverre Bårdsen
    Karmøy, Norway.

  6. Vittorio Forde on April 29th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Do not forget that Zechariah 12 and 14 speaks of the Lord gathering all nations to Jerusalem to battle. I believe this will come about because the Palestinians want East Jerusalem as their capitol. Israel rightfully will not give it up and I believe that the world will think it is a small price for Israel to pay, and will try and force them to give it up which will lead to this epic battle. Remember God will gather ALL NATIONS to the battle of that great day of God Almighty, Revelation 16:12-16. Notice the terrorist’s use the Palestinian issue and America’s favorism of Israel as a reason for their war. I think the world would sell out Israel for peace.

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