Gas starts flowing at Israel’s offshore Karish field ahead of signing of Lebanon deal

Energean's floating production system (FPSO) at the Karish gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. (Energean)
Energean's floating production system (FPSO) at the Karish gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. (Energean)

Drilling company Energean says the first gas has started flowing at the Karish field off the coast northern Israel, a day before Israel is set to sign a maritime border deal with Lebanon.

Energean says it is “pleased to confirm that first gas has been safely delivered at the Karish field, offshore Israel.”

It says the gas flow is being steadily ramped up in preparation to begin delivering gas to customers in the “next couple of days.”

Two further wells are expected to be opened in the coming days.

Israel is set to sign a deal with Lebanon tomorrow that marks the maritime border and puts Karish firmly on Israel’s side.

The Karish gas field has been at the center of the conflict with Lebanon over gas drilling rights, with terrorist group Hezbollah repeatedly warning it could attack if gas extraction begins without an agreement being reached over drilling rights.

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