Ministry of Energy to consortia “Tamar” and “Leviatan”: first deliveries to Israeli consumers, then exports

The Energy Ministry ordered the Tamar and Leviatan consortiums to make sure that their capacities were sufficient to meet the needs of the Israeli market during the summer period of increased demand for electricity, and only after that they sent gas for export to Egypt and Jordan.

The ministry fears that due to the delay in the commissioning of the Karish field and the desire of consortiums to make more profit through exports, gas supplies to the Israeli market will not be enough to cover demand. This would create a situation in which Israel exports natural gas while being forced to use dirtier fuels to generate electricity.

By Editor

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