Gas supplies by pipeline from Israel to Egypt are on course to begin by the end of 2019 after Israeli energy minister Yuval Steinitz on Monday signed the final permits to allow for first exports. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Gas will be piped via the currently idled EMG pipeline from the major Leviathan and Tamar fields offshore Israel — both operated by US producer Noble Energy — to Egypt. Tamar started producing in 2013 — serving the Israeli domestic market — while Leviathan is due to begin output before the end of 2019. “I have just signed a permit to export gas from Israel to Egypt,” Steinitz said in a statement, adding it would make Israel an energy exporter for the first time. “The export of gas to Egypt from the Leviathan and Tamar reservoirs is the most significant […]