(Hamodia) Russia wants in on the Israeli natural gas boom, but the U.S. wants them to stay out, and that's why they haven't made progress negotiating with the Israelis, ambassador to Israel Sergey Yakovlev hinted in an interview with Globes.
Russia has been seeking entry into the Mediterranean gas fields for some time, but so far to no avail. Gazprom, for one, showed interest in becoming a partner in the Leviathan reserve, one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea, but nothing substantive came of it.
"Representatives of our companies have held bilateral meetings with your attaché in Houston," said Yakovlev, "but so far we have seen no results on the ground."
Advertisement - story continues below