Israel gas output fell to just 1.09bn cfd for Q2, down 23% from Q1’s record 1.42bn cfd, just as the key Leviathan field, which only started up at end-2019 (MEES, 17 January) was supposed to be ramping up towards full volumes.

Local firm Delek, which partners Noble Energy at both of Israel’s producing gas fields, 23tcf Leviathan and 11tcf Tamar, says in a 29 June report that Q2 output averaged 543mn cfd at each field. This compares to 785mn cfd for Tamar for Q1and 636mn cfd for Leviathan. For Tamar, the Q2 figure is the lowest since the field started up in Q2 2013. (CONTINUED - 303 WORDS)