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Slovenia protests Croatia's unilateral drawing maritime border

Slovenia protests Croatia’s unilateral drawing maritime border

SOURCE : Xinhua (22-01-11)
The Slovenian Foreign Ministry on Friday lodged a protest with Croatia against the latter’s unilateral drawing of the maritime border between the two countries.
In response to Croatia’s latest publication of fishing regulations in the disputed Piran Bay, …

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Israel’s Options for Monetizing its Vast Reserves of Offshore Natural Gas in the Mediterranean Predicament

SOURCE : Energy Tribune (21-01-11)
The recent announcement by Houston-based Noble Energy and partners of a major natural gas find, the Leviathan field, in deep-water off Israel’s north coast suddenly elevates that country, entirely unexpectedly just a few years ago, into …

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DR Congo to lodge case before UN over oil dispute

SOURCE : Xinhua (20-01-11)
Kinshasa. Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) Adolphe Muzito has instructed the continental shelf steering committee to assemble all the available data for the final case to be lodged before the UN over …

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Gas fields in contested seas

SOURCE : The Jerusalem Post (9-01-11)
The Tamar and Leviathan gas fields belong to Israel. But what happens when more are discovered where maritime boundaries have not been agreed upon?
Under the eastern Mediterranean Sea lies what may be some of the …

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Russia-Ukraine. ‘Gas-for-fleet’ terms to be agreed within 2 months

SOURCE : Ria Novosti (18-01-11)
The Russian and Ukrainian finance ministries will draw up a draft agreement within two months on the extension terms of the lease of the Sevastopol port to Russia, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday.
Ukrainian …

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Réserve des Chagos, le contexte du différend entre Maurice et le Royaume-Uni

SOURCE : Sentinelle (16-01-11)
La création par le Royaume-Uni d’une réserve marine protégée aux îles Chagos, en avril 2010, est au cœur d’un conflit latent avec l’île Maurice (voir note Sentinelle Création de la réserve marine des Chagos, Anne Claire Dumouchel), …

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Le gaz oblige à une redistribution des cartes autour de la Méditerranée

SOURCE : Agence France Presse (16-01-11)
ATHENES, 16 janvier 2011 (AFP) – La découverte l’an dernier par Israël de champs gaziers prometteurs en Méditerranée orientale oblige alliés et ennemis de la région à revoir leur stratégie énergétique, soulignent les analystes.
La Grèce, …

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Russia to draft program for Arctic shelf exploration by 2012

SOURCE : Ria Novosti (14-01-11)
The Russian government will develop by 2012 a state program for prospecting and extracting mineral resources on Russia’s Arctic shelf, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said.
“The Security Council discussed this issue during a …

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Russia’s Lavrov rules out global war over Arctic resources

SOURCE : Ria Novosti (136-01-11)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday dismissed as “provocation” suggestions that world powers could fight a war over valuable Arctic natural resources.
Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway are seeking to assert jurisdiction over …

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Mistral to Northern fleet

SOURCE : The Barents Observer (12-01-11)
The Russian navy says they will base one of the French Mistral class helicopter carriers at the Northern fleet’s main base Severomorsk on the Kola Peninsula.
Russia and France agreed last year to jointly build two …

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Cyprus to Turkey: drop opposition to gas search

SOURCE : Bloomberg (11-01-11)
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias urged Turkey on Tuesday to give up what he called its gunboat diplomacy in the eastern Mediterranean and drop its opposition to the island nation’s offshore exploration for gas …

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Maritime border agreement drawback for Russian oil and gas – Russian expert

SOURCE : The Barents Observer (12-01-11)
The Russian-Norwegian agreement on delineation of the Barents Sea is necessary for Russia’s bid to the UN , but a consequence will be that Russian gas will become less competitive on the world market, a …

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INTERVIEW-Lebanon says Israel gas search violates sea border

SOURCE : Reuters (10-01-11)
BEIRUT, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Lebanon accused Israel on Monday of breaking international law by allowing energy firms to explore for offshore gas in the absence of an agreement between the two countries on their maritime border.
Foreign …

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UN to help Lebanon with sea borders for gas finds

SOURCE : Bloomberg (10-01-11)
BEIRUT (AP) — A United Nations official says the international body is willing to assist Lebanon demarcate its naval border with Israel to protect the country’s gas reserves.
Michael Williams says Lebanon has every right to benefit from …

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Malta protests to Italy over oil exploration in disputed seas

SOURCE : Di-Ve (10-01-11)
The Italian government’s decision to offer oil exploration licences around the islands of Pantelleria, Lampedusa and Linosa have drawn the ire of the Maltese government, which believes the continental shelf in question to be its own.
In …

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U.S. Will Counter Chinese Arms Buildup

SOURCE : The New York Times (08-01-11)
BEIJING — The Pentagon is stepping up investments in a range of weapons, jet fighters and technology in response to the Chinese military buildup in the Pacific, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Saturday …

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Japanese Govt. to subsidize robotic deep-sea mining research

SOURCE : Mineweb (10-01-11)
Japan’s Natural Resources and Energy Agency will commission Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (JOGMEC) to develop robotic deep-sea mining technology to evacuate minerals, which will then be piped to a support ship on the surface.
Experiments …

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Turkey, Greece oil exploration game in the Aegean

SOURCE : New Europe (09-01-11)
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s visit to the Anatolia city of Erzurum to address a Turkish ambassadors’ conference with his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan was an opportunity for two men to hold private talks for over …

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Bangladesh to submit claim

SOURCE : Bangladesh News 24 (09-01-11)
Dhaka, Jan 9 (bdnews24.com) – The government is going to make its official submission in February to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf for demarcating the outer limits of its continental …

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Vers des Etats-Unis de Scandinavie

SOURCE : Ria Novosti (08-01-11)
L’idée qui tout récemment encore paraissait une élucubration scandinave fruit de l’exclusivité ethnique et de l’égoïsme national des Vikings, commence à prendre forme. La péninsule scandinave (avec ses sœurs autonomes, les îles Féroé et le Groenland …

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