A statement from Noble Energy, which works on the offshore Leviathan field, noted that sales to Jordan had begun on January 1. First sales from the field were reported on December 31. Gas is exported to Egypt via the East Mediterranean Gas (EMG) pipeline, in which Noble has a stake.
“I’ve been very pleased with the startup and early performance which has provided confidence in meeting our 2020 sales outlook,” said Noble’s senior vice president for the offshore J Keith Elliott. “Leviathan natural gas provides redundancy in supply domestically and enables Israel to further transition from coal, improving air quality for Israel’s citizens. Additionally, the asset supports regional economic co-operation and development through its exports to both regional and global customers.”
Interconnections between the Israeli, Jordanian and Egyptian gas networks are now “fully operational”, Noble said. Exports from Leviathan go to Egypt’s Dolphinus Holdings.