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UAE-Israel ties strengthen further with offer for NewMed Energy

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and British Petroleum are seeking a 50% stake in the firm. The news follows the activation of the Israel-UAE free trade agreement and another Emirati firm buying a stake in Israel's gas fields.
A picture shows the headquarters of UAE's state oil company ADNOC in Dubai on July 27, 2022.

The United Arab Emirates’ state-owned oil and gas company and British Petroleum (BP) announced on Tuesday an offer to buy a stake in a major Israeli energy firm. The offer demonstrates the UAE’s continued interest in the Israeli gas sector despite political tensions. 

BP and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) made a nonbinding offer to take Israel’s NewMed Energy private and purchase 50% of the company. The offer is consistent with BP’s plans to expand in the eastern Mediterranean where NewMed Energy operates. BP and ADNOC are planning to form a joint venture in the region, BP said in a press release. 

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