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Israelís Big Gusher: The Next Middle East Energy Power House
Slate ^ | 02/27/2014 | Martin Fletcher

Posted on 03/07/2014 1:33:16 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Forget olive oil. Israel’s offshore drilling is about to make it the Middle East’s next energy exporter.

It wasn’t long ago that Israel’s oil and gas industry was the territory of wishful thinkers like John Brown, a born-again Christian from Texas who saw a map to oil gushers in readings of the Bible. In the 1980s, I interviewed his site manager, also a born-again Christian, who told me that the Lord had bequeathed oil to his chosen people. In a cluttered cabin in the hills of central Israel, the rangy Texan leafed through his copy of the Bible and read me Deuteronomy 33:24: “Of Asher he said, More blessed than sons is Asher. May he be favored by his brothers, and may he dip his foot in oil.”

Asher and his descendants hadn’t found oil, the prospector said, but they just didn’t know where to look—or have the tools we have today. For guidance, he pointed to another verse, Deuteronomy 32:12-13: “The Lord alone guided him, and there was no foreign god with him. He made him ride on the high places of the earth, and he ate the produce of the field. And He made him suck honey from the rock, and oil from the flinty rock.”

“High places—rock—there’s oil here somewhere,” the prospector continued, throwing his arms wide to include all the hills and forests and distant sea. However, after years of searching the desert and rocky wastes, he confessed: “Maybe I got it wrong. Maybe they meant olive oil.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asher; deuteronomy; energy; gas; israel
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To: SeekAndFind

This will be the reason for the start of the Ezekiel 38-39 War.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 2:29:59 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s a lot of gas for a small country — but, it’s still a tiny fraction of world reserves. It will be a game-changer in the neighbourhood (M.E.); but won’t have a big impact on global supplies or prices.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 2:41:54 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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But the oilfield is claimed by everyone. in the area,


23 posted on 03/07/2014 3:02:38 PM PST by RalphC.
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To: BenLurkin

They found massive natural gas deposits off Israel a few years ago.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 4:18:39 PM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is so much fossil fuel still undiscovered world wide that it can probably never run out. As technology advances, more ways to locate and harvest said fuel, the greenies (one world government purveyors) will press even harder to invent reasons we need to all have windmills, solar farms and algae hydroponics gardens and corn fields to further weaken any and all economies to force dependence on their utopian government.


25 posted on 03/08/2014 5:51:03 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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