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Israel is Energy Exporter in $15b Gas Deal to Jordan

The Leviathan natural gas export deal with Jordan is worth $15b and will span the next 15 years.
Israel's offshore drilling sites and gas finds.

Israel's offshore drilling sites and gas finds.
Photo Credit: Courtesy: Noble Energy

Israel became an energy producer for the first time today with the closure of a deal to export natural gas to Jordan from the mammoth Leviathan gas field.

Leviathan will become Jordan’s main supplier of natural gas in the coming years. Months of discussions in the Israeli government eventually ended earlier in the year with a decision that the country would be allowed to export 40 percent of its offshore natural gas reserves.

Noble Energy Inc., Delek Group Ltd, Avner Oil and Gas LP and Delek Drilling Limited Partnership and Ratio Oil Exploration were expected to sign a $15b Memorandum of Understanding today (Sept. 3, 2014) to export natural gas for the next 15 years to Jordan.

Israeli Minister of Natural Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources Silvan Shalom, and the U.S. State Department were both involved in the deal.

The Leviathan gas field is a large natural gas field located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea off Israel’s coastline, about 47 kilometers (29 miles) southwest of the Tamar gas field. It is located approximately 130 kilometers (81 miles) west of Haifa, in waters about 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) deep.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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6 Responses to “Israel is Energy Exporter in $15b Gas Deal to Jordan”

  1. in your face a-rabs sincerely super jew

  2. Way to go. God always makes a way. Praying constantly for Israel.

  3. Now, if Israel could only export the Palestinians (back) to Jordan……

  4. Anonymous says:

    "Nem da gelt". Don't ship until they pay. Learn from the PA and Gaza on muslims not paying their bills.

  5. Sarah Russek says:

    There will be prosperity for those who makes peace with Israel…

  6. Maureen Isabel Mundell says:

    That is wonderful news. God's blessings once again.

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