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Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations and United States Gilad Erdan. Source: Screenshot.

At virtual UN event, Israel commits to phasing out fossil fuels by 2050

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The Israeli Mission to the United Nations and Israel’s Ministry of Energy held a global, virtual event on the subject of Israeli innovation in energy on Tuesday. The event took place as part of...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz visit the Leviathan gas-processing rig near the Israeli city of Caesarea on Jan. 31, 2019. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Israel and Lebanon agree to US-mediated border talks

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Israel and Lebanon announced on Thursday their intention to participate in U.S.-mediated talks, with the aim of settling their maritime border dispute. The dispute has been ongoing for decades, but became more urgent following natural-gas...
Natural-gas rigs in the Persian Gulf. Now, in game-changing circumstances, the State of Israel will produce and export fuel. Credit: Pixabay.

The significance of Israel’s natural-gas feat

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The start of natural-gas flow from the Leviathan rig is a momentous achievement for the State of Israel. For the first time, a resource-poor country can become an energy superpower. The export of natural gas...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz visit a gas processing rig at Israel's Leviathan gas field, on Jan. 31, 2019. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Israel to export natural gas to Egypt starting in January

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Israel’s National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Minister Yuval Steinitz has signed the paperwork for Israel to begin exporting natural gas to Egypt from its Tamar and Leviathan fields in January, Israel business daily Globes reported...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Netanyahu, Pompeo meet with Cyprus president, Greek prime minister to talk energy

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem on Wednesday to...
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz at the 2019 CERAWeek in Houston on March 11, 2019. Credit: Rick Perry/Twitter.

Secretary Perry talks shop with Israeli counterpart at energy-industry conference

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz on Monday to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the energy and cyber security sectors. The two met in Houston at...
A view of the Gaza Strip. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Report: Qatar plans not renew funds for Gaza’s electricity

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The Qatari envoy to the Gaza Strip, Mohammad al-Amadi, told Hamas officials his country would discontinue its almost $10 million in funding towards the territory’s electricity amid a lack of improvement with infrastructure projects,...
Drilling platform "Iran Khazar" in use on a production platform in the Cheleken of Dragon Oil Field. Credit: www.dragonoil.com/Wikimedia Commons.

US waivers on Iran sanctions keeping oil prices low

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Due to temporary waivers the Trump administration granted to several countries to allow them to import Iranian oil, global oil prices have remained low. The waivers were issued when the United States reimposed sanctions on Iran in...