August 2017, Vol. 244, No. 8


Natural Gas Putting Israel and Egypt on Energy Leader Board

Israeli Pipeline Prospects Politically, Economically Complex Israel’s desire for increased energy security, alongside the opportunity of importing natural gas through the planned Arish-Ashkelon gas-pipeline in the 1990s, encouraged the adoption of that fuel. Between 2008 and 2012, the Arish-Ashkelon pipeline brought Egyptian gas to Israel. LNG imports began in 2013 via the offshore Hader Deepwater LNG Terminal. The new millennium inaugurated a series of small offshore gasfield discoveries  culminating in the 10.8 Tcf Tamar field that came online in 2013, and  the 21.9 Tcf Leviathan field that will be fully on stream in 2019, (Figure 1.) Increasing availability of natural gas and its adopt

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