Lebanon joins volatile Med gas scramble

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 6 (UPI) — Lebanon has raised the stakes in the high-octane poker game under way in the natural gas-rich eastern Mediterranean by approving a law to administer offshore exploration and drilling, joining Israel, Cyprus and Turkey in a...

Threats of War over Oil in the Mediterranean

Israel has plans to enlarge its navy as the potential of a Mediterranean war with Lebanon looms over oil.  According to an October 18 UPI report, Israel is considering adding Israeli built warships to protect the Leviathan and Tamar offshore oil and gas fields....

Israel ‘deploys drones’ over offshore gas fields

AFP August 9, 2011 JERUSALEM — Israel has deployed drones to keep watch on gas fields off its northern coast, fearing attack by the Hezbollah militia from neighbouring Lebanon, the Jerusalem Post daily reported on Tuesday. The fields lie in a part of the Mediterranean...

Flare Up Between Israel and Lebanon Over Gas

Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs The potential oil and gas fields off the Lebanese and Israeli coasts look set not only to become a long-term source of heavenly bounty – but also a source of conflict in the years ahead. Behind the tensions over the potential...

Will Gas Ignite a Lebanon-Israel War?

Time.com posted an article this week that offshore territorial disputes between Lebanon and Israel could ignite the ‘Next Big Lebanon-Israel Flare-Up’. Time reports: For most countries, the existence of a massive fossil-fuel deposit within its sovereign...