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Over 10 bids were submitted this week in a tender by the partners in Israel’s aptly-named Leviathan offshore discovery – by far Israel’s largest to date – for the export of natural gas to Turkey.
The tender envisages the signing of a gas sales and purchase agreement but it remains unclear how the gas would be exported to Turkey, with the most likely scenario a pipeline from Leviathan to Ceyhan on the Turkish coast (see map).
According to Israeli daily Globes, which has cited insider sources, the bids are for the purchase of 7-10 billion cubic meters (bcm) a year of Leviathan gas. (CONTINUED - 1785 WORDS)
DATA INSIDE THIS ARTICLE
|table||Turkey’s Gas Imports (Total 42.7 Bcm For 2012)|
|table||Israeli Offshore Gas Fields|