The Trump administration also said the US will impose travel bans on employees of the Chinese technology giant Huawei and other Chinese companies the US believes is assisting governments in cracking down on human rights.
Within a decade, Israel has become self-sufficient in meeting its energy needs but it’s hardly the major player it projects itself to be.
No project in the Eastern Mediterranean can achieve its full potential without taking Turkey on board.
The Turkish and Russian presidents formally launched TurkStream gas pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe through Turkey. The project is part of Moscow's efforts to reduce shipments via Ukraine.
The TurkStream natural gas pipeline will carry 15.75 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Turkish consumers.
Moscow, Berlin, and EU hit out at US decision to impose sanctions on companies working on Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will transport Russian natural gas to Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping virtually inaugurated the "Power of Siberia" pipeline via a video link-up. Russia also plans to launch two more gas pipelines that will ramp up supplies to Europe.
Ambassadors of EU countries meeting in Brussels gave the go-ahead to a tweaked proposal that sets the scene for negotiations on extending the bloc's rules regulating gas deliveries to incoming pipelines, like Nord Stream 2.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the TurkStream gas pipeline, consisting of two 930-kilometre lines each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic metres, would become fully operational by the end of 2019.
At a joint conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras voiced his country’s interest to be part of the natural gas pipeline project, but pointed out EU's "double standards" were preventing it.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin attend ceremony in Istanbul to mark completion of TurkStream's offshore section.
The transnational pipeline, which aims to deliver gas to Turkey and Europe, is on track to be completed in 2019 despite the hurdles it faced in past.
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