Cyprus’ 2011 Aphrodite discovery had finally seemed to be moving forward with a development plan agreed with Nicosia in June (MEES, 7 June), but neighboring Israel says ‘not so fast’. A small portion of 4tcf Aphrodite is thought to extend into Israel’s Yishai license (see map below).

Udu Adiri, director general at Israel’s energy ministry this week told Noble and its partners that development of Aphrodite cannot go ahead until a Cyprus/Israel unitization agreement has been reached. (CONTINUED - 387 WORDS)