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Huge Natural Gas Deposit Discovered by ENI-Total Off Cyprus

A huge natural gas deposit was discovered during drills in Block 6 about 160 km off the Cyprus coastline, the ENI-Total consortium announced on Monday. According to an official announcement by the Italian company, natural gas was detected in the...

''I Don't Want to Provoke War'' Italian Oil Company Chief Says on Cyprus Drilling

Claudio Descalzi, the Chief Executive of Italy's ENI oil company said on Thursday that he does not want to be the cause of war because of his company's activities off the coast of Cyprus. Speaking at a conference which took...

French-Italian Consortium Total/ENI Granted Rights to Cyprus' EEZ Block 7

Cypriot Prime Minister Nicos Anastasiades' cabinet decided on Monday to grant authorization to the French-Italian consortium of energy companies Total and ENI to conduct research and drilling activities in Block 7 of the Republic of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The Cypriot...

French and Italian Firms Apply To Explore Cyprus' Block 7

The Cypriot Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry announced an application from joint venture Total E&P Cyprus B.V. and Eni Cyprus Limited for a license to carry out oil and gas exploration in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone. In a press release, the...

French Energy Giant Total to Expand Natural Gas Search in Cyprus' EEZ

French energy giant TOTAL applied to the Cyprus government to acquire a stake in block license 8 in the island's Exclusive Economic Zone currently owned by Italy’s ENI. According to Cyprus News Agency, ENI and TOTAL are partners in blocks...

Erdogan Sends Turkish Ship to Troubled Eastern Med.

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said his country had sent a research ship to the troubled waters of the eastern Mediterranean, adding that Turkish Cyprus should also have access to Cyprus' exclusive economic zone. Erdogan, speaking in Ankara, confirmed...

More Ships Travel to Tense Cypriot Waters

Two research vessels chartered by an ExxonMobil led joint venture are on their way to Cyprus, amid ongoing tension in the region with Turkey's navy. One vessel is sailing from Greece and another from Haifa, Israel according to a Kathimerini...

Turkish Cypriots Hint at Unilateral Energy Exploration

Turkish Cypriots could launch their own exploration efforts, threatening to complicate an already-fraught situation in the eastern Mediterranean. In an interview with Reuters, Turkish Cypriot official Kudret Ozersay said if joint energy exploration with both communities in Cyprus was not possible,...

Opinion: Turkey's New Invasion of Cyprus

Once more the Cyprus government has been caught napping, not having a strategic plan to diffuse Turkey’s anticipated provocations; provocations that have now been put into practice. Like modern pirates, Ankara has sent five war ships with one objective; to...

German Ship 'Gets Turkish Permission' for Cypriot Waters

A German research vessel has reportedly received permission from Turkey to operate in an area between Cyprus and Crete, renewing tensions in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkish newspaper Milliyet on Tuesday claimed the RV Maria S. Merian, a cutting-edge ship, received the...