Rising Israeli gas demand lifts Tamar production

Production from the Tamar gas project offshore Israel increased 13% last year to 9.4 bcm, according to partner Delek Group, with output at times exceeding 28 MMcm/d.

Offshore staff

TEL AVIV, Israel – Production from the Tamar gas project offshore Israel increased 13% last year to 9.4 bcm (332 bcf), according to partner Delek Group, with output at times exceeding 28 MMcm/d (1 bcf/d).

The increased demand was due to Israel’s gradual replacement of coal by natural gas as its main energy source for domestic electricity production.

According to the Israel Electric Corp., 49.9% of the country’s domestic electricity production in 2016 was from natural gas, while independent power plants using natural gas contributed 25% of total domestic production.

Work on theTamar-8 development and production well, which started drilling last October, should be completed in the current quarter, including connection to the production system.

03/30/2017

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