Israeli Consortium Begins Gas Streaming Trial to Egypt
In February 2018, the Tamar consortium joined the consortium operating Israel’s largest gas field Leviathan to sign a $15 billion deal with Egyptian company Dolphinus to stream 64 billion cubic meters of gas to Egypt
The Tamar Gas Consortium, responsible for operating Tamar, one of Israel’s largest natural gas fields, began a trial to stream gas from Israel to Egypt on Friday, four people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity told Calcalist. The test marks the final stage before commencing commercial streaming between Israel and Egypt, the people said.
In February 2018, the Tamar consortium banded together with the consortium operating Israel’s largest gas field Leviathan to sign a $15 billion deal with Egyptian company Dolphinus Holdings Ltd., which would see Israeli gas fields providing Egypt with 64 billion cubic meters of gas over a 10-year period.
The trial is expected to be completed this week. Should no issues be detected, Tamar will begin commercial streaming to industrial clients in Egypt, the people said.
Tamar gas field. Photo: Albatross