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Israel Massive NEW Oil Discovery
Massive Reserve Could Meet Domestic Demand, But Obstacles To Production Lie Ahead
A newly discovered oil reserve could provide Israel with billions of barrels of oil. Pictured: Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co. oil storage containers on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on Jan. 27, 2015. Amir Cohen/Reuters
A massive oil reserve has been discovered in the Golan Heights by an Israeli energy company, regional news outlets reported Wednesday. The find by Afek Oil and Gas, confirmed to be 10 times larger than the average oil field worldwide, could boost Israel’s relatively young oil industry and meet domestic energy demands.
“There is enormous excitement,” Yuval Bartov, the oil and gas chief geologist for Afek, told Channel 2 News, according toGlobes. “It’s a fantastic feeling. We came here thinking maybe yes or maybe no and now things are really happening.”
Israeli oil companies were searching for oil around the clock, with little success until the latest discovery. It was first announced last month, but the size of the find was only confirmed recently. Afek Oil and Gas is a subsidiary of American company Genie Energy. Since Israel’s founding, companies have drilled 530 exploratory wells in search for oil, but few of them have turned up commercially viable product, the Times of Israel reported.
The recently discovered oil reserve was expected to provide billions of barrels of oil. However, given the current low price of oil, extraction will have to be inexpensive in order to make the field profitable.
The reserve would bolster Israel’s oil industry. Noble Energy, an oil and gas exploration and production company based in Houston, announced the discovery of a gigantic natural gas field in the Mediterranean in 2010. Israel has since met much of its domestic needs and has also signedagreements to export its oil, including to neighboring Egypt.
As little as 5 years ago Israel had no oil or gas, yet now she has one of the largest Gas reserves in the world and now a NEW MASSIVE Oil discovery.
From Ezekiel we learn that when Russia and the EU invade the Middle East they do so to take a “spoil”, could Oil and Gas be the “spoil” they will be after?
Whether they are or not what is evident is that Isreal is becoming increasingly wealthy which in itself is a fulfillment of Bible Prophecy concerning the Nation of Israel at the time of the end prior to Christ’s return.