Pipelines and Pipedreams: How the EU Can Support a Regional Gas hub in the Eastern Mediterranean

There has been a great deal of excitement over the past few years around newly-discovered gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean, and rightly so. With confirmed recent reserves reaching close to 2,000 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas, and the possibility of more discoveries to come, the Levantine Deep Marine Basin has the potential to offer two things of value to the European Union: energy security, and an improvement in regional cooperation between Middle Eastern countries.

Tareq Baconi, Visiting Fellow, European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR)

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