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Huge Oil and Gas Discovery (Israel)
energycapital.com ^ | Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 | Ian Cooper

Posted on 09/03/2010 4:11:12 AM PDT by saganite

While the Middle East may have a reputation for instability and occasional violence, there's no denying the vast riches it has to offer patient investors.

Just months after the announcement of $1 trillion worth of minerals in Afghanistan comes word of oil discoveries in Israel...

Israel may finally be able to tell its Middle Eastern neighbors where they can stick their oil — something the United States has wanted to do for years.

In one of the most sought-after parts of the world, 4.3 billion barrels of oil could be sitting in the Leviathan project beneath the Mediterranean, according to Noble Energy (NBL) and Israeli partner Delek (DGRLY.PK).

And that's in addition to 1.5 billion barrel estimates for Rosh HaAyin, just east of Tel Aviv...

Israel — heavily reliant on imported oil, producing just 4,000 barrels a day with 250,000 barrel per day demand — couldn't be happier.

Well, unless you also tell them that Leviathan could hold another 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas on top of the eight trillion cubic feet of natural gas found in nearby Tamar...

Could Israel become a major exporter with these finds? Possibly...

Is there high probability of it joining OPEC with Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia? Probably not...

But it does mean Israel could be within reach of the American “energy self-sufficiency” dream. As Israel is on its way to energy independence, it's most likely stirring anger among the oil hoarders of the Middle East.

(Excerpt) Read more at energyandcapital.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; oil

1 posted on 09/03/2010 4:11:14 AM PDT by saganite
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To: saganite

We have all the resources we will ever need until the next new thingy comes out of a garage in Buffalo. I chose Buffalo because of the long winters with nothing else to do but freeze your tokie off.

Problem is that we have no public officials with the stones to “Git ‘er done”. We have one in the wings but she is only handicapped with genetics for the capability in the use of stones.


2 posted on 09/03/2010 4:17:40 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: saganite

From the article ...

> the American “energy self-sufficiency” dream.

The U.S. could be energy independent if the government would get out of the way and let Free Enterprise take over resource development and alternative energy research.


3 posted on 09/03/2010 4:19:00 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: saganite

How long before O figures out a way to insist that the oil belongs to the arabs rather than the jewish state.


4 posted on 09/03/2010 4:20:51 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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5 posted on 09/03/2010 4:21:10 AM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: saganite

Oh, now THAT would be rich. Israel finds a vast amount of oil, just about the time that the other Middle Eastern nations are seeing their supplies begin to diminish. Divine justice, I’d say.


6 posted on 09/03/2010 4:22:57 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: saganite

What about “peak oil”?
I thought we were running out of oil?

guess not


7 posted on 09/03/2010 4:23:15 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: mazda77

Actually, there are substantial energy resources UNDER Buffalo in the form of shale gas.


8 posted on 09/03/2010 4:27:20 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: saganite
Despite all the usual tension, I recommend buying Noble (NBL) here — and waiting.
This could pay off well with patience.

Stock market shills are an unreliable source of information.

9 posted on 09/03/2010 4:29:41 AM PDT by Willie Green (Some people march to a different drummer – and some people polka.)
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To: saganite

>>>>Israel may finally be able to tell its Middle Eastern neighbors where they can stick their oil — something the United States has wanted to do for years. <<<<<<<

Wrong.

Perhaps the citizens of the United States would like to tell them to stick it, but our government has no such idea.

We have all the oil we need right here if the Government would get out of the way and let private enterprise supply it. In fact the oil companies should be forced to drill oil right here by regulation instead of letting them go on supplying foreign oil.


10 posted on 09/03/2010 4:32:56 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Carley
"How long before O figures out a way to insist that the oil belongs to the arabs rather than the jewish state."

If he can figure out how, he'll add it to the current peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel. Those talks are all about how to weaken Israel and get them to give up security in exchange for empty promises anyway.

11 posted on 09/03/2010 4:35:42 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: saganite

Once in noting that most of the world’s oil was in the “wrong locations”, Golda Meir cited an old joke; “Moses led the Israelites through the desert for 40 years and ended up in the one place in the Middle East with no oil”


12 posted on 09/03/2010 4:44:22 AM PDT by Huaynero
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To: saganite
Huge Oil and Gas Discovery (Israel)

But is it Kosher?

13 posted on 09/03/2010 4:50:54 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: mazda77
I chose Buffalo because of the long winters with nothing else to do but freeze your tokie off.

Oh come on now. Buffalo is not that cold. Take a look at a place like International Falls, MINN. if you want cold. We have Lake Erie to keep us warm. :-)

14 posted on 09/03/2010 4:52:29 AM PDT by mc5cents (God was, is and always will be.)
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To: saganite

“4.3 billion barrels of oil could be sitting in the Leviathan project beneath the Mediterranean, according to Noble Energy (NBL)”

and according to Heiss Investments, there may be trillion barrels of oil under my bed so feel free to send investments (I prefer cash). Maybe this is true this time, but “oil found in israel, investments needed” is one of those annual headlines you see, typically pushed by some American businessman.

In anycase, if true, Israel would face challenges with the fields:
1: Leftists and islamists groups and countries would oppose it and giving any support for it (rigs etc).
2: The oil fields/rigs would face frequent harassments (”Oil Flotilla”), sometimes with armed code-pinkos. Hamas and Iran would also be able to attack it with modern weapons far away.


15 posted on 09/03/2010 4:54:06 AM PDT by heiss
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To: saganite; mazda77; Westbrook; Carley; SJackson; SuziQ; vanilla swirl; MSF BU; Willie Green; ...

Interesting. Rosenberg interpreted Israel making peace with Palestine via revenue options from new oil finds to pacify them. Can't throw rocks with a royalty check in your hand.

16 posted on 09/03/2010 4:54:34 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Truth29

If Zero had any common sense he would realize that Israel, our reliable Middle East ally, could now possibly allow the west to become energy independent of the Arabs. Oh well, pardon the hallucinations.


17 posted on 09/03/2010 5:03:17 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: sam_paine

It’s more likely the Palestinians would turn the royalty payments into weapons. Remember how those greenhouse operations turned out when the arabs took over?


18 posted on 09/03/2010 5:03:41 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: heiss

The 4.3 billion barrels is speculative. The 1.5 billion barrels is based on drilling the field. Estimates for the amount of recoverable oil in the field are 10-20%. So, it’s certainly not a game changer but shows promise of much more oil. As for the gas reserves, they are already huge and proven.


19 posted on 09/03/2010 5:04:04 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

Those tricky Israelis have probably already put in a pipeline to Iran and are siphoning off Iranian oil even as we speak.


20 posted on 09/03/2010 5:04:46 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: mazda77
We have all the resources we will ever need until the next new thingy comes out of a garage in Buffalo. I chose Buffalo because of the long winters with nothing else to do but freeze your tokie off.


So are you saying Buffalo is America's Finland?

They could use a Linus Torvalds for sure LOL

21 posted on 09/03/2010 5:07:24 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER from my house....)
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To: SuziQ

Wouldnt it be hilarious if it was discovered that the ME is, geologically speaking, a huge flat bowl shaped structure and the deepest point is under Israel. As the Arabs are running out of oil Israel is just discovering it ... and then someday they will get to sell their oil to the Arabs LOL.


22 posted on 09/03/2010 5:15:05 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: vanilla swirl
What about “peak oil”? I thought we were running out of oil? guess not

The Earth will never run out of oil sufficient for human consumption.

23 posted on 09/03/2010 5:30:05 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Venturer
The way BamBam is going we will be ‘drilling’ for electricity soon.
24 posted on 09/03/2010 5:41:29 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (GOD IS)
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To: saganite

Excellant.

Maybe western Europe will start supporting Israel more if they know they can get energy from them. And the Israelis can tell the damn Muslims to go to the hell they belong in since they will be oil self-sufficient.


25 posted on 09/03/2010 6:09:20 AM PDT by ZULU (God, guts and guns made America great,)
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To: MSF BU

I know we shouldn’t have killed the buffalo!


26 posted on 09/03/2010 7:12:23 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: saganite

Lebanon is already trying to lay claim to this oil field.


27 posted on 09/03/2010 10:52:44 AM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: gulfcoast6

Aint that the truth.


28 posted on 09/04/2010 4:42:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Carley

How likely is it that BB will tell O to go to hell at that point? Why hasn’t he until now?


29 posted on 09/04/2010 3:54:52 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: Eleutheria5

It’s a puzzlement.


30 posted on 09/04/2010 4:06:41 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Nat Turner

Eh, I’d say that if New Hampshire were not already the ‘Switzerland of America’. If Alaska jump started a Hi Tech corridor they could probably be the Finland of America. Wisconsin and Minnesota (where there are a lot of Finns) are probably disqualified by virtue of the Left influence there.


31 posted on 09/07/2010 7:50:17 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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