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Re: Giant gas field discovered off the coast of Cyprus

Postby B25 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:45 pm

Yeah, as if, they Yanks are too busy deep throating Turkey to do anything to them. They fear them even.
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Re: Giant gas field discovered off the coast of Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:56 am

B25 wrote:Yeah, as if, they Yanks are too busy deep throating Turkey to do anything to them. They fear them even.


They don’t fear them.

It’s just not possible for them to act in a hostile manner with them as they are NATO members. It’s not in their interest and they will only serve their interests and no one else’s. The problem Cyprus has is that it is not a NATO member and whilst relations are cordial, the relationship between Cyprus and USA is not very well developed. Cyprus has not invested well in its relationship with the USA like other EU countries have.

But yeh, sending a few ships to escort Exxon Mobile is feasible and that is all they need to do in reality. No need for anything more than that.

This action will also encourage France and Itsly to do the same.

The advantage for Cyprus is that Turkey will be powerless to stop them.
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Re: Giant gas field discovered off the coast of Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:37 am

And yep, the reports are true. The US Navy has sent 2 Amphibious Ships and some Arleigh Burke Destroyers, and a Replenishment Ship.

The 2 Amphibious Ships are carrying 8 Harrier Jets each. :lol:

I don’t think Turkey is going to stop Exxon! :lol:
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Re: Giant gas field discovered off the coast of Cyprus

Postby B25 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:28 am

Paphitis wrote:
B25 wrote:Yeah, as if, they Yanks are too busy deep throating Turkey to do anything to them. They fear them even.

The problem Cyprus has is that it is not a NATO member


No, but Greece is, and look at the shit she is taking from the Turks, mate, as much as I would like to agree with you, on this one, the Turks rule and the US is not in a position to do anything, even though it could.

Can you picture it kicking off US / Turkey war ships and then the US tries to send air support from Icirlik??? Ha ha that would be really funny.
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Re: Giant gas field discovered off the coast of Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:58 am

B25 wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
B25 wrote:Yeah, as if, they Yanks are too busy deep throating Turkey to do anything to them. They fear them even.

The problem Cyprus has is that it is not a NATO member


No, but Greece is, and look at the shit she is taking from the Turks, mate, as much as I would like to agree with you, on this one, the Turks rule and the US is not in a position to do anything, even though it could.

Can you picture it kicking off US / Turkey war ships and then the US tries to send air support from Icirlik??? Ha ha that would be really funny.


B25,

Greece has had its bacon saved by NATO many times - Imia and who knows what else. The fact that Greece has been able to maintain its territorial integrity to date, is because of NATO pulling on the leashes oif Turkey, otherwise Greece would have lost a few islands to the bastards. Greece has benefited from NATO. That is WHY Greece quickly rejoined NATO after 1974. If it didn't, they would have found themselves in very hot water and no protection at all.

The USA doesn't need Incirlik. Do not overstate Turkey's importance because there are literally dozens of bases the US can launch Air Support from - Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Bahrain etc etc.

The Turks DO NOT rule the USA. The USA just doesn't want to piss them off too much if it doesn't have to. But when it needs to, it will. But they probably won't do anything drastic. It doesn't suit their interests one little bit. They don't want to push Turkey towards Russia. But USA will piss Turkey off with the drilling within the Cyprus EEZ. I don't think the Americans will back down.

Yes Greece is copping it a lot but you got to put it into context. NATO will not allow Turkey to do anything stupid against Greece. If it did, that is when the USA will start getting heavy with Turkey because they just don't want to show any weakness due to the circumstances they find themselves in with Russia playing an aggressive Cold War against them.

The Americans or NATO don't really care about the airspace violations. It's not what they would call all that serious as long as the pilots keep their fingers off the trigger. When Greece and Turkey start going all stupid over a couple of rocks, then is when the Americans get involved behind the scenes and shut both countries down and put them both in their box.

It doesn't suit the Americans or NATO for a war between Greece and Turkey. Therefore, there will be no war. They will never allow it.
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Re: Giant gas field discovered off the coast of Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:23 pm

Everyone is aware that the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, was EXXON CEO before entering into public office right?

Tillerson is gonna be looking after his Exxon mates. :lol:

let's see how big Erdogan's balls really are now. If Turkey interferes with Exxon, it means the Russians are behind them.
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Re: Giant gas field discovered off the coast of Cyprus

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:37 pm

...block 10 is Egyptian, according to Turkey; you might not know.
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Re: Giant gas field discovered off the coast of Cyprus

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:42 pm

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Eni will proceed with more exploratory drilling south of Cyprus over the next 20 months, affirming a “strong engagement and commitment” in a hydrocarbons search off the east Mediterranean island nation, the Italian company’s chief executive said Wednesday.

Claudio Descalzi said that Eni has already invested around 700 million euros ($855 million) in that search off Cyprus and will carry on exploration until more gas deposits are discovered.

“Clearly in 2018 and 2019 we are going to drill wells and make studies,” Descalzi said after talks with the Cypriot president. “There is a good cooperation and there is a good alliance…with the government and we share the same objectives.”

Eni has already discovered a gas deposit southwest of Cyprus. Descalzi said an appraisal well will need to be drilled to determine the deposit’s size.

He said Eni won’t stop its search for gas in the areas where it has received a license to drill, despite Turkey’s opposition to it.

Eni has received drilling licenses in six areas, or blocks, south of Cyprus. In three of those blocks, it has joined with South Korean company Kogas and in two it has partnered up with France’s Total.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/i ... gn=RSS_all


...exploration, just after Turkey's election are expected.
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Re: Giant gas field discovered off the coast of Cyprus

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu May 03, 2018 5:28 am

Israel-Cyprus gas dispute goes to int'l arbitration

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-isra ... 1001233992

Agreement on international arbitration is likely to help solve the dispute. "For us, such an agreement is an essential condition for developing Aphrodite, and paves the way for its development," Steinitz sums up. "Israel has an interest in this, because it brings closer the construction of a pipeline to Europe and exports to Egypt, if a pipeline to that country is built later. This means money for the state - that is not something we take lightly."


n.b. ppelines to Egypt, and to the EU, are both foreseen.
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Re: Giant gas field discovered off the coast of Cyprus

Postby kurupetos » Thu May 10, 2018 6:43 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Eni will proceed with more exploratory drilling south of Cyprus over the next 20 months, affirming a “strong engagement and commitment” in a hydrocarbons search off the east Mediterranean island nation, the Italian company’s chief executive said Wednesday.

Claudio Descalzi said that Eni has already invested around 700 million euros ($855 million) in that search off Cyprus and will carry on exploration until more gas deposits are discovered.

“Clearly in 2018 and 2019 we are going to drill wells and make studies,” Descalzi said after talks with the Cypriot president. “There is a good cooperation and there is a good alliance…with the government and we share the same objectives.”

Eni has already discovered a gas deposit southwest of Cyprus. Descalzi said an appraisal well will need to be drilled to determine the deposit’s size.

He said Eni won’t stop its search for gas in the areas where it has received a license to drill, despite Turkey’s opposition to it.

Eni has received drilling licenses in six areas, or blocks, south of Cyprus. In three of those blocks, it has joined with South Korean company Kogas and in two it has partnered up with France’s Total.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/i ... gn=RSS_all


...exploration, just after Turkey's election are expected.

Explosions... more likely!
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