Basically: Israel Chemicals Co. is Seeking a Permit to Drill for Oil Shale in the Negev
The Region has huge potential, but antitrust and environmental concerns are considered likely to make the application a tough sell. If they get a permit, GNE will most likely get permission to exploit the shale deposits in their own permit area's
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu decided at their June 7 meeting in Moscow to deepen the military ties between the Russian and Israeli armed forces, It was a historic decision that spells the end of the IDF’s unique relationship with the US military. the bilateral decision for the joint war game was tied to an agreement to allow Russian gas companies to compete for contracts to develop Israel’s Leviathan and Tamar offshore gas fields.