Cyprus' offshore gas hope – U.S.-based Noble Energy is operating in Cyprus' Aphrodite gas field and has a number of projects in the East Mediterranean.
Cyprus' offshore gas hope – A Cypriot fills a car with gasoline in Nicosia at a petrol station owned by Lukoil, Russia's second largest oil company. Cyprus' gas find could prove valuable for the European Union seeking to reduce reliance on Russian gas.
Cyprus' offshore gas hope – A demonstrator shouts through a megaphone during a protest against austerity measures and the Troika on March 23 2013, in Nicosia, Cyprus. (Photo by Getty Images/Milos Bicanski)
Cyprus' offshore gas hope – Cypriot college students light a flare outside the presidential palace during a protest on March 26 2013. (AFP photo/Patrick Baz)
Cyprus' offshore gas hope – Cypriot residents queued at Laiki Bank -- the country's second largest bank -- to withdraw their savings during Cyprus' financial crisis. The bank ultimately collapsed in March 2013.