Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category

US-Israel gov’ts invest in US$12m of solar, storage, microgrids and efficiency innovations

BIRD Energy, a foundation jointly created by the US Department of Energy (DoE) and Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MoE) will invest around half the amount required to fund US$12 million of solar, storage, energy efficiency and microgrid projects in Israel.

Israel electricity utility urges more natural gas pipelines

State-owned Israel Electric Corp (IEC) on Wednesday called on the government and natural gas producers to build more pipelines to prevent disruption to gas supplies. Israel has one pipeline to deliver gas from various fields off its Mediterranean coast. It was built for gas supplies from the Yam Thetis site to the southern city of […]

Egypt says not interested in Israeli gas as plans LNG imports

Egypt is not interested in importing gas via pipeline from Israel and instead is focusing on a plan to import liquefied natural gas, a top Egyptian state executive said on Wednesday. Israel’s energy and water minister said this week that it could supply Egypt with gas through a pipeline that already links them. To receive […]

Israeli Gas Field Contains Significant Gas Condensates -Delek Group

An Israeli energy company said Sunday that a small offshore natural gas field contains a significant amount of gas condensate, the liquid hydrocarbons produced as a by-product of natural gas. The Karish field contains about 13 million barrels of condensate, equal to the amount contained in the larger, nearby Tamar field, said Delek Group Ltd. […]

Italy and Malta Sign Accord on Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

Italy and Malta’s prime ministers reached an agreement today for joint oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean Sea between the islands of Sicily and Malta. “We have made a political declaration, now it’s up to the technical people to iron out the details,” Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today in an interview in […]

IAEA INSARR Mission to Israel

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Nuclear Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) mission was held in Israel from 7 to 11 July 2013. The purpose of the mission was to conduct a peer-review of the safety of the IRR-1 Reactor, located in the Soreq Nuclear Research Center (SNRC). The mission included IAEA safety […]

House appropriators approve $2 million of U.S.-Israel energy cooperation

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee allotted $2 million for U.S.-Israel energy cooperation in the fiscal year 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The money in the bill the committee approved Wednesday is the latest such appropriation under the 2007 U.S.-Israel Cooperation Act, which created a grant program to support […]

Energy-poor Jordan faces explosive electricity hikes

Jordan’s government says it will introduce much-postponed and politically explosive electricity price hikes shortly as it battles with disruptions to its supply of Egyptian natural gas.