London and Tel-Aviv listed Greek firm Energean says its flagship 7.2bcm/y (700mn cfd) Karish project is on (delayed) target to start up in Q3 this year. But what had seemed like a guaranteed future revenue stream was thrown in doubt late last year with the revelation that Israeli domestic customers accounting for more than half of planned output, some 380mn cfd, are looking to back out of their gas purchase agreements (see table). The ostensible reason is delays to start up at Karish – which was originally due on line in late 2020 (MEES, 30 March 2018). But the availability of alternate, potentially cheaper, supplies from the rival Tamar field has no doubt given Energean’s domestic customers an additional incentive (MEES, 17 December 2021).