News // News worldwide
Egypt to start importing Israeli gas for re-export in early 2019
09 August 2018 , 18:00Neftegaz.RU286
Cairo, August 9 - Neftegaz.RU. An Egyptian company is set to begin importing gas from Israeli offshore fields in the Q1 of 2019 and to re-export it as part of its plan to become a regional gas hub, sources in Egypt’s energy industry tell Reuters.
In February this year, Israel’s Delek Group and Houston-based Noble Energy - the main partners in 2 large gas fields offshore Israel - signed agreements to sell significant quantities of gas from the Leviathan and Tamar fields to Dolphinus Holdings to supply gas in Egypt.
These agreements, one for gas from Leviathan and one for Tamar, each provide for total contract quantities of 1.15 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The natural gas sales, both under 10-year contracts, are expected to supply industrial and petrochemical customers as well as future power generation in Egypt, Noble Energy said back in February.
The price of the gas to be supplied under both export deals will be set by a price formula linked to Brent Crude prices. Delek has estimated that the total revenues from the Tamar and the Leviathan gas sale deals to Egypt may reach $15 billion.
Following the start-up of the giant gas field Zohr, Egypt has become an important player in the Mediterranean. Zohr, discovered by Eni in 2015, plays a key role in helping Egypt to avoid the need to import LNG, according to the Italian oil and gas major.
In June, Egypt issued what is likely to be its last LNG import tender, and could begin exports early in 2019, Egypt’s Petroleum Minister Tarek El-Molla told Bloomberg at the time. The June tender was for Egypt’s Q3 gas needs, and it might not need to import LNG for theQ4 and onwards, the minister said.
16:07 14.08.2018Eni gets 10 more years in Great Nooros Area offshore Egypt
15:43 13.08.2018Cheniere and CPC sign 25-year LNG sale and purchase agreement
18:00 10.08.2018Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline offers 'alternative route' to Danish authorities
16:08 03.08.2018Russia cites trade wars as a negative factor for oil prices
14:07 01.08.2018Washington pressing Tel Aviv for gas pipeline to Jordan
00:02 30.07.2018Russia: Iranian sanctions already factored into oil prices