March 7, 2018

Reuters reported that the partners, Texas-based Noble Energy and Israel's Delek Drilling, operating in the Tamar and Leviathan natural gas site off Israel's coast are in talks to buy the rights to use the East Mediterranean Gas (EMG) pipeline to supply gas to customers in Egypt. Delek said there was no certainty a binding agreement would be signed. Just last month, Egyptian company Dolphinus Holdings said it would buy $15 billion of Israeli natural gas in two 10-year agreements from Leviathan and Tamar.

February 2, 2018

Houston-based company Noble Energy Inc. announced plans to sell a portion of its stake in the Israeli offshore oil field, Tamar. The decision is in compliance with a 2016 anti-monopoly decision by Israel's High Court of Justice.

Tamar Petroleum Ltd. (TASE: TMRP), headquartered in Israel, will pay $800 million ($560 million in cash)  for a 7.5% working interest in the field. Noble remains the operator of the oil project with a 25% working interest in Tamar.

The Texas energy firm plans to reinvest the cash that it will receive from the deal towards the dev...

June 22, 2017

Prior to U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s May 22nd visit, the Israeli Minister of Economy Minister Eli Cohen announced that Israel plans to increase its exports to the U.S to over $100 billion by 2020. This is more than five times Israel’s 2016 U.S. export volume of $17.6 billion. Texas is poised to be one of the most important recipients of these exports.

One additional type of export that may see an increase especially following Cohen’s initiative are agricultural exports to the state of Texas.

This past March, Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller signe...

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