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). (CONTINUED - 1785 WORDS)