Israel to build new natural gas pipeline from its offshore rig direct to Egypt

During visit by Egyptian minister, countries agree on project aimed at making use of Egyptian liquefaction facilities to boost exports to Europe

illustrative: Israel’s offshore Leviathan gas platform. (Albatross)

Israel and Egypt’s energy ministers agreed Sunday to build a gas pipeline from Israel’s offshore eastern Mediterranean Leviathan field to Egypt, aimed at boosting exports to Europe, an Israeli official said.

Yuval Steinitz and his Egyptian counterpart Tarek el-Molla “agreed on the construction of an offshore gas pipeline from the Leviathan gas field to the liquefaction facilities in Egypt,” the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

The goal was “to increase the gas exports to Europe through the liquefaction facilities in Egypt, in light of the growing demand in Europe for natural gas,” he added.

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