Gas has begun flowing from Israel’s 22.7tcf Leviathan gas field to Egypt via the Jordanian section of the Arab Gas Pipeline (AGP), Leviathan partner NewMed Energy (formerly Delek Drilling) announced on 1 March. This is in line with the timeline given by both NewMed and the Israeli authorities in late February (MEES, 25 February).

AGP operator FAJR, which in turn is owned by a consortium of Egyptian state firms, and Israeli state gas network operator INGL will both receive transit fees “based on the actual volumes of gas that will be transmitted.” NewMed says. Jordan’s state utility Nepco imported 250mn cfd of Leviathan gas last year, while Egypt imports approximately 400mn cfd from both Leviathan and Israel’s other producing gas field, the 10.5tcf Tamar, via the offshore EMG pipeline that links Israel’s Ashkelon with Egypt’s Arish. (CONTINUED - 421 WORDS)