Israel to link Leviathan gas field to Egyptian LNG plants, says Steinitz

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Israel to link Leviathan gas field to Egyptian LNG plants, says Steinitz
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said ahead of his meeting with Molla that Israel and Egypt have become an “energy hub.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
FEBRUARY 21, 2021

Israel and Egypt continued to expand their cooperation on natural-gas issues on Sunday, as Egyptian Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Tarek El Molla visited Jerusalem for the first time. Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and Molla agreed to work toward an agreement between their countries to connect Israel’s Leviathan gas field to facilities owned by the Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas company via an offshore pipeline. The agreement would make it easier for Israel to export liquefied gas to Europe, via the Egyptian plants.

Steinitz said he was “happy and excited” to host Molla, the first Egyptian minister to visit Israel since 2016. Molla is his good friend, and he has “wonderful relations” with him, he said. “We established the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, which unites Arab countries with the State of Israel, and I thank Minister El Molla for leading the forum,” Steinitz said. “This is a historic visit, and I feel lucky to host the minister and his staff in Israel.” The Israeli and Egyptian energy ministers were the founders of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum.

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