Gas discovery puts Cyprus on the map, president says
The natural gas discovery in an offshore field inside the island exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has put Cyprus on the map with strong footholds, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday.
“We need to be serious,” he told reporters following a national council meeting. “It is, of course, a joyful event that puts Cyprus on the map with strong footholds.”
His comments came a day after ExxonMobil announced a gas find estimated between 5-8 trillion cubic feet in an offshore field known as Glafcos.