The East Mediterranean region is home to some of the world’s most promising gas reserves. But, as energy consultant Gina Cohen explains, developing them is proving highly challenging for the main players in the sector
Israel is examining its policies and options for exporting natural gas in light of the vast gas discoveries made offshore Israel in 2009 [the Tamar field, with 11 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of reserves] and in 2010 (the Leviathan field, with 20 Tcf), as well as the smaller Tanin field (1.1 Tcf) in 2011 and the Karish field (1.8 Tcf) in 2013. In June 2013, the government of Israel sanctioned the export of 40% of these proven reserves.
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