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Israel’s Deepest Well Targets 1.5 Billion Barrels of Oil

Bloomberg -- The deepest oil well drilled in Israel’s 65-year history may be the most important.

Houston’s Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) will probe 6,500 meters (4 miles) below the Mediterranean seabed later this year, targeting as much as 1.5 billion barrels of crude, equal to about 15 years of Israeli demand.

While explorers have found enough natural gas in the past five years to turn Israel into an exporter, a major oil discovery would break new ground. The Middle East’s third-largest economy spends about $10 billion a year importing 98 percent of the oil it uses. Domestic production would increase tax revenue, boost the country’s balance of payments and reduce vulnerability to supply disruptions.


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Submitted Jul 19, 2013 By: Pielededrac
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 5:41:39 AM

thanks for posting, pieled.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 7:04:30 AM

Very interesting news.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 4:11:30 AM

huge if successful
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 3:20:25 AM

wow!
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 2:48:50 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:48:08 AM

wow, that's a lot of oil, 1.5 billion barrels x $95 a barrel and up => 142.5 billion dollars...
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:46:43 AM

could be
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:42:48 AM

Congrats to Israel. Stick it to their neighbors who want them dead.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:29:13 AM

good luck
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:26:24 AM

I hope the arab nations get good at selling sand. :)
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:22:27 AM

good
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:21:45 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:21:40 AM

Drill Drill Drill

[Edited by: N5EXY at 7/20/2013 12:23:17 AM EST]
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rap12MA
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:16:09 AM

This is just a probe.No verification yet.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:13:32 AM

Drill, Baby, Drill.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:02:52 AM

This sideways drilling has got to be controlled. I'm sure they're through to Saudi by now.

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:01:48 AM

This would be funny if it turns out to be the same pool of oil their neighbors in OPEC have been pumping for years.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:00:45 AM

But as we all know by now in America, it won't lower their gas prices.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:59:25 PM

Hmmm
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:54:21 PM

I am guessing they will keep it for their own use, or as much as they can. But they are converting to electric vehicles in many areas.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:52:52 PM

exciting news for Israel....
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:52:47 PM

Good for them!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:51:02 PM

Way to go Israeli !!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:50:55 PM

Good for Israel! Now be smart and keep it for yourselves and don't export it! Help your own people with prices first, unlike America.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:50:32 PM

No biggie.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:50:30 PM

could we learn a lesson from this?
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:50:14 PM

I hope they're successful
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:48:13 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:47:02 PM

good for them!!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:45:14 PM

Drill. Produce.

Good to see it happening.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:44:45 PM

That's a while bunch of barrels!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:42:13 PM

WOW.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:36:32 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:34:41 PM

The fun thing I imagine is if the oil field Israel has found, would pump the oil from under the Arabs feet through communicating channels deep in the Earth crust.
That would be the greatest joke!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:31:53 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:31:41 PM

I hope they make it.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:31:30 PM

good for them
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:29:06 PM

deep
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:28:12 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:27:28 PM

Go for it Israel!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:25:57 PM

That is deep.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:20:59 PM

I love the fact that this planet is filled with oil!

:-)
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:20:22 PM

OPEC loosing another customer?
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:16:48 PM

4 miles is a long way down!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:14:22 PM

Be Noble...
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:12:57 PM

Good for Noble Energy.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:12:50 PM

Cool!!! Tell the Arabs to take their oil and pound sand...
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:10:20 PM

OK....
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:08:21 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:07:49 PM

Seems like oil and gar are everywhere.
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