Israel’s energy ministry is exploring the option of building a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Israel. In 2011 the government set a target of reducing oil consumption by 60% by 2025. “We are working towards widening the Israeli natural gas market,” Source: Natural Gas World
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Banning social media trolls from voting could help reduce the amount of abuse faced by politicians, the election watchdog has said. The Electoral Commission says legislation around elections should be reviewed and new offences could be introduced. Source The Guardian
Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov has called on the US-led international coalition and the opposition supported by it not to hamper the actions of the Syrian government forces against terrorists. Source Tass
Most of the 3,000 additional troops the United States is deploying to Afghanistan are on their way, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on September 18. Source: Radio Free Europe