Energy Triangle

Eni-Total never intended to drill in Block 7 first, says Cypriot minister

Cypriot Energy Minister Georgios Lakkotrypis on Tuesday sought to dismiss speculation over a decision by energy companies Total and Eni not to their begin drilling activities in the country's Block 7, saying the consortium never intended to start from there anyway.

Eni, Total join for another gas search license off Cyprus

Cyprus' energy minister says a consortium composed of energy companies Total of France and Eni of Italy has been licensed to explore for natural gas deposits in another area off Cyprus' southern coast.

Georgios Lakkotrypis says the two companies have an equal share in a new block into which a gas deposit that Eni discovered in an adjacent block last year is believed to extend.

Greek Cyprus’s statements on east Med are attempt to stall: Minister of Energy

Greek Cyprus is in a bid to "stall for time" by rejecting the Turkish Cyprus's proposal for cooperation on the joint exploration and profit-sharing of hydrocarbon resources while suggesting cooperation with Turkey, Turkish energy minister Fatih Dönmez has said.