Gas, pipeline dreams and gunboat diplomacy in Mediterranean


A spate of recent deals and gas finds in the eastern Mediterranean Sea has positioned Egypt to be a major energy hub.

  • Chase Winter
  • DW

Turkey, which is flexing its military muscles, may be left out.

For years, there was hope that gas fields under the eastern Mediterranean Sea would usher in peace and prosperity in a volatile region.

Cy EEZ 5e DWBut a string of recent deals and gas finds have revealed deep geopolitical fault lines.

Since 2009, Israel, Egypt and Cyprus have made a series of large-scale gas discoveries in the Levant Basin, where the…

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