(WASHINGTON) Energy Crisis Report: US has abandoned a subsea pipeline designed to supply Europe with natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean, as tensions continue to grow between Greece and Turkey over gas reserves in the region #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.13: The non-paper also cited environmental concerns, lack of economic and commercial viability, and creating tensions in the region as reasons to explain why the US no longer supported the project, Greek public broadcaster ERT said.

#AceDailyNews says according to PressTV News Report: US quietly ditches project to pipe ‘Israeli’ gas to Europe: The Middle East Eye (MEE) news portal reported on Wednesday that Washington had submitted a non-paper to Athens earlier this week, expressing its concerns over the EastMed project. The note described the project as a “primary source of tensions” and something “destabilizing” the region by putting Turkey and regional countries at loggerheads, according to the Greek media.

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US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

Greece, Cyprus, and Israel signed an agreement in 2020 for the construction of the Eastern Mediterranean pipeline, a 1,900-kilometer (1,180-mile) undersea pipeline designed to deliver Israeli natural gas to Europe by 2025 to help Europe diversify its energy resources. The project was expected to initially carry 10 billion cubic meters of gas a year to Europe.

In a statement on Sunday, the US State Department said that it no longer supported the construction of the EastMed gas pipeline project, saying Washington was shifting its focus to electricity interconnectors that can support both gas and renewable energy sources.

“We remain committed to physically interconnecting East Med energy to Europe,” the statement said, adding, “We support projects such as the planned EuroAfrica interconnector from Egypt to Crete and the Greek mainland, and the proposed EuroAsia interconnector to link the Israeli, Cypriot and European electricity grids.”

Turkish officials on Tuesday welcomed the US statement on the project.

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An unnamed Turkish official told the MEE that Turkey wasn’t particularly surprised by the decision. “US officials never thought this project was feasible,” the official said. “We knew that they didn’t support it.”

A second Turkish official also said Ankara always told its neighbors that it wasn’t technically possible to carry Israeli gas through Cyprus, and the only alternative was through Turkey. “Otherwise the Israeli gas could be used for local consumption,” the second official added. 

Turkey opposes the pipeline project, which passes through disputed maritime territories claimed by both Turkey and Greece. It has repeatedly said that any plans in the eastern Mediterranean that exclude Ankara are bound to fail.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.13: 2022:

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(CAIRO) JUST IN: #Earthquake Report: A quake shook Egypt and other cities in Egypt at 0535 GMT on Tuesday, according to Reuters witnesses and social media postings #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.19: Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast, and Assiut, in Upper Egypt, were among cities where people said on social media they felt their houses and buildings shaking.

#AceDailyNews says according to Arab News Sources report a Magnitude-Six 3Earthquake hits eastern Mediterranean and was felt in other cities of Egypt: There were no immediate reports of casualties from the authorities….

October 19, 2021 06:25:

The tremor, whose magnitude the US Geological Survey measured at 6.0 and depth at 37.8km (23.5 miles), was also felt on several other Greek islands including Crete and Santorini, state TV said,

It also shook the Cypriot capital Nicosia, Beirut, Cairo and other cities in Egypt, parts of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and the region around southern Turkey’s Antalya, Reuters witnesses said.

Two powerful quakes rattled Crete in recent weeks, killing one person and damaging buildings.

A Greek seismologist said Tuesday’s quake came from a different African fault and no aftershocks were expected.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.19: 2021:

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` Italy has Rescued 4,000 Migrants from boats trying to reach `European Shores’ in past 48 Hours ‘

#AceWorldNews – Italy has rescued 4,000 migrants from boats trying to reach European shores in the past 48 hours, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Wednesday.

“The emergency is getting worse and there is no halt to the boats arriving,” Reuters quoted him as saying. “Europe must take it in hand, immediately, because this is not a Mediterranean border but a European border.”

Some 15,000 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea since the start of 2014.

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` Death Toll in ` Train Crash colliding with Mini-Bus ' in `Turkey ' has risen to 10 with 4 other Injured '

#AceWorldNews – Latest – Update – The death toll in the train crash involving a minibus, which was carrying workers near the Mediterranean port city of Mersin in southern Turkey, has risen to 10 people, as one injured person later died of their wounds, NTV channel reported.

Four more people are injured. The minibus, which was completely destroyed, was carrying workers from Tarsus-Mersin Organized Industry, according to local newspapers.

Related News: March 20 – 10.33 GMT – Extract #AceWorldNews Nine people have been killed and several more injured as a train collided with a minibus which was carrying workers near the Mediterranean port city of Mersin in southern Turkey, announced the Dogan News Agency (DHA).http://wp.me/p165ui-4pY

#ANS2014

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` Train Collides with Mini-Bus `Carrying Workers ‘ in the `Turkey ‘ Killing Nine ‘

#AceWorldNews Nine people have been killed and several more injured as a train collided with a minibus which was carrying workers near the Mediterranean port city of Mersin in southern Turkey, announced the Dogan News Agency (DHA).

Video footage, published on the DHA website, shows a crushed minibus lying by the side of the tracks and medics trying to reach the injured.

According to local newspapers, the bus, which was completely destroyed, was carrying workers from Tarsus-Mersin Organized Industry.

#ANS2014

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