The Eastern Mediterranean's New Great Game Over Natural Gas
Feb 22, 2018 | 09:30 GMT
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- The energy companies exploring the eastern Mediterranean are likely to make more discoveries after finding the massive Zohr natural gas field off Egypt in 2015.
- The overlapping political disputes of countries in the region — Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, Greece, Egypt and Cyprus — create a complex mosaic that will complicate development.
- Each littoral state will seek to use its natural gas potential as a tool of political leverage against its neighbors.