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EMG Gas Pipeline Tests Complete

Monday, July 8, 2019

Delek Drilling revealed that the month-long tests on the EMG gas pipeline that will transport natural gas from Israel’s gas fields to Egypt have been concluded. Testing on the pipeline began on June 3.

According to comments by Global Platts, the technical aspect of work has been verified and the pumping of the gas should start at the end of 2019. Once the gas is transported to Egypt, it will be converted into LNG before being exported. Part of this stream is expected to be redirected to Israel.

Noble Energy, Delek Drilling, and the Egyptian company Sphinx EG worked to put the gas pipeline back into service, with a flow reversal capacity from the Leviathan field to Egypt. The pipeline has been inactive since 2012.