Gas Gave Israel Geopolitical Leverage. That Changes Everything The Mediterranean is about to become an even bigger fossil fuels minefield in the coming weeks as Israel has ratified the underwater pipeline project that will bring its game-changing natural gas to Europe. This means the controversial pipeline–the one that could shut Turkey out of the European gas game–will now go through, barring any major incidents along the way. Greece and Cyprus had already ratified the project. The implications are that Israel will certainly become a net exporter, and for the first time in history it is a major energy player, which completely changes the geopolitical dynamics of the region and beyond. (It will also change again when the low-carbon bug truly takes over the industry, and when renewable energy rather than oil is what turns into geopolitical leverage–but we’re not there, yet). We saw the first signs of this changing […]