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#1 That ought to get quite a few turbans in a knot.
More, please. :-D
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-24 00:33||
#2 And maybe a neighborly directional drilling into Syria would take the cake.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-02-24 04:05||
#3 Victori spolia. Drill baby drill!
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-24 06:47||
#4 The Israelis "really have something" just with the E. Med basin alone. They also played it smart by cutting in the Russians to buy a little protection and by R&D in underwater threat sensing. Benefits are not only financial but diplomatic as Europeans will continue to need to buy natural gas. Most economic means of export would probably be by building a pipeline through Turkey, but with Turkey governed by Moslem extremists that seems unwise (and unlikely).
Posted by Odysseus 2013-02-24 15:22||
#5 Israel seems to have streamlined the drilling permitting process. Bibi and his administration must not be unfriendly towards business and Israel must not have an EPA, a BLM, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Interior. There must be some other agencies that I have missed that have to sign off on drilling in the U.S. as the process is so bottlenecked by politics and bureaucracy.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-24 15:47||
#6 Israel does have regulatory bodies that, correctly, regard environmental protection as important. However, energy is even more of a national security issue for Israel than it is for the US and, as a smaller nation, they have to look at the trade-offs more intelligently than we do. Due to all our accumulated advantages we can afford inefficiency and gridlock, but we'd be better off if we came to our senses.
Posted by Odysseus 2013-02-24 16:46||
#7 "Due to all our accumulated advantages we can afford inefficiency and gridlock"
Not anymore, we can't. :-(
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-24 19:38||
#8 Good work, good timing.
Posted by newc 2013-02-24 22:33||