The partners in Israel’s Leviathan natural gas field this week hiked their mid reserves estimate by 16%, paving the way for further export deals with neighboring Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Cyprus.

The estimate has risen to 21.9 tcf (620 bcm) from 18.9 tcf (535 bcm) based on re-processing and re-analysis of 3D surveys and laboratory testing while the new low-high range is 16.6-26.5 tcf. (CONTINUED - 383 WORDS)