Foreign Policy quotes Global Energy Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Brenda Shaffer on the discovery of the Zohr gas field off Egypt and the possible geopolitical friction it may create within the region: 

“In the Mediterranean, we do it backwards — we start by tallying up all the possible geopolitical benefits and don’t think about the actual market. Who wants the gas? Is there demand?” said Brenda Shaffer, an expert on Mediterranean energy at Georgetown University.


“There’s no precedent for this notion of ‘peace pipelines,’” said Shaffer. “No dispute has ever been resolved due to the allure of the oil and gas trade.”

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