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… LNG can change the Middle East (and Europe) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 10th,2013

LNG can change the ME and Europe

.. Israel can make a mark in energy at last . and , it may well help change , in some ways , the map of the Middle East , and possibly even Europe , as  well . ..

.. Israel has taken a large step toward energy independence , as natural gas from the smaller of its newly discovered Mediterranean gas fields began to flow . ..   .. Eventually , once further exploration and exploitation has occured , Israel will become a net exporter on the world market . And , hopefully , it will send a message to Russia , and to the United States . Russia already exports natural gas . Canada does so , as well , as do the UK and Norway . The US should be , as well . As much natural gas is apparantely underneath the US in the various oil shale formations , the Middle East is screwed , and the Russians will be made to behave . ..   .. Of course another country has

Map of Israel, the Palestinian territories (We...

Map of Israel, the Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip), the Golan Heights, and portions of neighbouring countries. Also United Nations deployment areas in countries adjoining Israel or Israeli-held territory, as of January 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

in recent years begun to move from energy dependence to independence, from importer to exporter–our own. And these facts about both Israel and the United States will have lasting and significant geopolitical ramifications . ..

.. Israel had already become an economic success story and its success will be reinforced–while around it are political and economic failures like Egypt and Syria , and energy-needy Jordan . The natural supplier of energy for Jordan and any eventual Palestinian state is Israel, a fact that would change the nature of their relationships. In a region where instability is spreading, a stable, increasingly wealthy, powerful Israel will grow in value as an American ally . ..

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