Athens expands survey area off Crete, signs MoU with Egypt

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: EastMed, Egypt, Energy, Libya, Turkey
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Greece’s decision to issue a new Navtex, expanding the area of seismic surveys for hydrocarbon deposits by US ExxonMobil southwest of Crete, is expected to act as a test of the government in Tripoli (GNA) as well as Turkey.

The request to expand the area of research was submitted by ExxonMobil to Greece’s Hydrocarbons and Energy Resources Management Company so that it extends further south off the coast of Crete from the previous coordinates issued on November 7. According...

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