Baku, Azerbaijan, March 3
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Israel has started exporting gas to Jordan from Its offshore Tamar gas field, marking the country’s first ever exports of natural gas.
The exports to Jordan began in January, Delek Drilling — part of a consortium leading the development of Israel’s offshore gas reserves — told AFP.
Reportedly, gas from the Tamar field is being supplied to two Jordanian customers, namely the Jordan Bromine Company and the Arab Potash Company.
The Tamar gas field is a natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel. Tamar field is considered to have proven reserves of 200 billion cubic meters of natural gas, while the adjoining Tamar South field has 23 billion cubic meters.
Israel has also been developing the recently discovered Leviathan gas field, which will be more export-oriented than Tamar. Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) and Noble Energy signed a 15-year $10-billion Leviathan gas field deal in September.
Natural gas in Israel is a primary energy source in the country. As of 2014, Israel produced over 7.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year.
The US Energy Information Administration listed Israel as having 7 trillion cubic feet of proved reserves as of January 1, 2015.
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