With Turkey insistent on drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus, the European Union again said that’s the right of the legitimate government to hunt for energy in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) parts of which Turkey doesn’t recognize.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu declared on Thursday the initiation of gas drilling activities near Cyprus territorial waters. This development would exert greater strain on the already tense relations between Turkey, Greece and…
Turkey will begin drilling for oil and gas near Cyprus in coming days, state-owned news agency Anadolu reported Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu saying on Thursday, a move that could stoke tensions with neighbouring Cyprus and Greece.
Drilling in Cyprus’ offshore block 10 by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum has been delayed for 10 days due to a technical problem, reports said on Friday.
Drilling for hydrocarbons in the Ionian Sea, and specifically in the Gulf of Patras and Katakolo, will start in 2019, Yiannis Bassias, president of the Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management S.A. (HHRM S.A.) said in an event on Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides has welcomed ExxonMobil’s intention to accelerate procedures ahead of scheduled offshore drillings in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.