Antonia Dimou

Antonia Dimou is Head of the Middle East Unit at the Institute for Security and Defense Analyses, Greece; and, an Associate at the Center for Middle East Development, University of California, Los Angeles

Significant gas discoveries in the East Mediterranean over the Gaza marine field can favor economic synergies between Palestine and Israel as well as Palestine and Jordan paving the way towards the multilateralization of energy resources on demand and supply patterns.

Gas exploration and drilling activities in Israeli and Cypriot waters along with licensing rounds for blocks near the super-giant Zohr gas field raise the likelihood for large gas discoveries in the East Mediterranean. Israel and Cyprus speed up efforts for the development of energy resources to be primarily channeled to Europe.

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ast Mediterranean gas resources can promote cooperation and deliver financial benefits contributing to the economic development of Israel, Greece, and Cyprus. The challenges and prospects of gas cooperation are at the top agenda of trilateral dialogue to overcome obstacles and stipulate development of energy resources.

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he East Mediterranean’s gas resources can promote cooperation, resolve conflicts and turn the region into an energy hub presenting new prospects for Lebanon and Syria.

The Eastern Mediterranean’s gas resources can promote cooperation, resolve conflicts and deliver financial benefits, resulting in contributions to the economic development of Israel and Cyprus.

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