The energy ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Israel discussed possible cooperation and investment opportunities, including natural gas exports to Europe, in a video call on Wednesday, an Israeli statement said.Israel and the UAE signed an agreement on Sept. 15 to establish diplomatic relations, an accord that Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said in the statement presented a “historic opportunity” for energy development in the region.”I spoke [with the UAE energy minister] on cooperating in linking power grids and developing the natural gas market for exports via pipeline to Europe … as well as other projects,” the statement quoted Steinitz as saying. Topics : The statement, released by Steinitz’s office, said he proposed the UAE join an Egypt-based energy forum that seeks to promote natural gas exports from the east Mediterranean.”They [the UAE] said they would examine the issue,” the Israeli statement said.Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Jordan signed a charter on Tuesday establishing the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF).The group unites regional rivals of Turkey, which has been locked in a bitter dispute with European Union members Greece and Cyprus over gas drilling rights in the region.In a report on the Israeli and UAE ministers’ discussion, the UAE state news agency WAM said they spoke about possible investment opportunities in oil, gas and green energy.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Michigan State Police of Alpena responded to 81 calls for service this past week between March 4 and March 10.Troopers arrested 11 men and women for causes related to operating while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, suspended licenses, no insurance and registration violations.State police handled 12 traffic crashes stretched across Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties. Up to 125 drivers were pulled over and 23 of them received traffic tickets. The remainder received verbal warnings.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious 3 Girl Scouts to earn Silver Award on International NightNext Here with Beier: Red Dog, Red Carpet