The Challenge of Defending Israel's Gas Fields

(Forbes) Paul Alster and David Andrew Weinberg - Israel's gas platforms in the eastern Mediterranean are outside of Israeli territorial waters, but inside Israel's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Inside this zone any foreign vessel is legally allowed to approach within half a kilometer of Israeli infrastructure before defensive action can officially be taken. Rig owners, including Houston-based Noble Energy, are working intensively in conjunction with the IDF to ensure the security of their investment. There are private armed security forces on each platform that have radar to monitor sea traffic in the area. Turkey, Lebanon, and Hizbullah have all challenged Israel's access to its new natural gas fields.

2014-01-10 00:00:00

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