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: http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000426758&fid=942)
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.