The Italian energy conglomerate Eni has just announced a huge natural gas find just off the coast of Egypt. An estimate of the size of this new field is that it holds 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, which is the energy equivalent of 5.5 billion barrels of oil. For an idea of how much energy that is, that much oil would supply the entire world all by itself for two months. But it will cover Egypt’s needs for at least a decade.
Would a discovery of this size be significant to affect the Signposts? Perhaps. It wouldn’t affect the Second Signpost if the Iranian invasion is soon because it would take at least a couple years to develop the field. But it might help Egypt during the Third Signpost.
Egypt was an oil exporter until recently, but now it uses all it produces. It needed natural gas too and is currently Israel’s biggest customer. The natural gas off the coast of Israel supplies all of Israel’s needs and allows Israel to actually sell gas to Egypt. But now it looks like Israel will need to find a new customer for its natural gas.
But when Turkey, Egypt and Syria begin to take back the Middle East from Iranian forces, I would think this new gas field would come in handy to give Egypt the energy its infrastructure would need as Egyptian forces run out with Turkish forces to take the Middle East.
God is dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, attending to all the details to make the Signposts happen as He has ordained them in His word.