Israeli firm Delek only expects regular gas sales from Israel to Egypt via the offshore EMG pipeline to begin at the end of this year, or early next, when output begins from the 22tcf offshore Leviathan field.

Delek and US partner Noble signed a deal in February last year with private Egyptian firm Dolphinus to supply 350mn cfd of gas from Tamar, depending on any spare volumes, and 350mn cfd from Leviathan once the field starts-up (MEES, 23 February 2018). (CONTINUED - 226 WORDS)