Israel gas output rose 12% to a new quarterly record of 2.366bn cfd for Q1, 7% above the previous record posted in Q3 last year.

The 23tcf Leviathan field remains the country’s top producer with 1.122bn cfd, up 2% on Q4 but slightly below the record 1.163bn cfd hit in Q3 last year. The country’s second largest field, 13tcf Tamar, also operated by US major Chevron saw an 8% quarter-on-quarter rise to 961mn cfd, though this too was down on previous highs (see chart 1). (CONTINUED - 1124 WORDS)