Cyprus drilling stirs up tensions

There is trouble in the Eastern Mediterranean…

Exploratory drilling in Cyprus’ southeast waters combined with Turkey’s objections and Ankara’s feud with Israel could see tensions rise to new heights.

The Cypriot government awarded Noble Energy the rights to drill in Block 12 several years ago and the American contractor is due to begin an exploratory drilling in the 6,000-square-kilometre Block 12 adjacent to Israel’s Leviathan and Tamar offshore fields at the beginning of October. “Th...

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