Israel’s gas output capacity is set to surge with US major Chevron, operator of both the 1.1bn cfd Tamar and 1.2bn cfd Leviathan fields, eying incremental expansion at both well in advance of more substantial Leviathan expansion to 2.1bn cfd later this decade.

Added together with ramp up at Israel’s third field, Karish, where following 26 October start-up (MEES, 28 October), operator Energean says capacity will rise from the current 630mn to 780mn cfd by the end of next year, Israel’s overall gas capacity is set to hit 3.8bn cfd by late 2025, a chunky 65% hike on the 2.3bn cfd pre-Karish figure (see chart). (CONTINUED - 934 WORDS)