With Egypt’s gas output more likely to fall than rise in 2022 (MEES, 4 March) the country’s chances of maintaining LNG exports at recent bumper levels – and cashing in on a tight international market – rest on increasing gas imports from Israel.

Such volumes received a boost this week with the start of deliveries to Egypt via the Jordanian section of the Arab Gas Pipeline, bolstering existing volumes of around 400mn cfd or so via the more direct offshore EMG Pipeline (MEES, 4 March). Israel-Egypt volumes are officially slated to rise to 650mn cfd from 1 July, though they may well rise significantly before then. (CONTINUED - 324 WORDS)