All the requirements needed for the start of Israeli gas exports to Egypt are not yet in place, an Israeli energy ministry source said, with first flows now not expected until at least the middle of this year.  US-based producer Noble Energy and its Israeli partner Delek Drilling — together with Egyptian-owned Sphinx EG — in September last year agreed to buy a 39% stake in the idled East Mediterranean Gas (EMG) pipeline for $518 million as part of plans to use the pipeline in reverse for Israeli gas to flow to Egypt. At the time it was announced that exports would start “at the beginning of 2019” once the deal was completed. “Not all the necessary procedures for exporting gas to Egypt have been completed,” the Israeli ministry source said. The pipeline — which […]