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The Export Options and Challenges for East Med Gas Was Presented by IENE’s Executive Director at Israel’s Annual Energy and Business Convention

The Export Options and Challenges for East Med Gas Was Presented by IENE’s Executive Director at Israel’s Annual Energy and Business ConventionIENE’s Executive Director, Mr. Costis Stambolis flew to Tel Aviv earlier this week when upon the invitation of Dr Amit Mor, CEO of ECO Energy and an IENE Associate, he participated in Israel’s annual Energy and Business Convention 2016

IENE’s Executive Director, Mr. Costis Stambolis flew to Tel Aviv earlier this week when upon the invitation of Dr Amit Mor, CEO of ECO Energy and an IENE Associate, he participated in Israel’s annual Energy and Business Convention 2016. This convention which is organized by ECO Energy is Israel’s foremost and most established gathering for energy professionals and business focusing on policy and energy market issues.

In his keynote address Costis Stambolis examined the ‘Importance of East Mediterranean’s Hydrocarbon Resources: Export options and Challenges’. Through a detailed power point presentation and commentary, IENE’s Executive Director outlined East Med’s rising significance in terms of proven and contingent gas reserves, which are now estimated at 3.0 tcm and 10.0 tcm respectively and are more than double of those found in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea. Exploitation of some gas fields in Israel and Egypt is already under way, but the great bulk of gas reserves remains to be explored and exploited. Investments exceeding 10.0 bn in further exploration and the construction of production facilities are now being realised.

Although sizeable gas quantities are already supplied or destined for domestic consumption in Egypt, Israel and Cyprus it is anticipated that after 2020 East Med gas volumes of up to 50-60 BCM’s per year will become available for export until 2040/2050. At this stage, due to the complexity of the routes and uncertainty over gas prices, which have been steadily falling over the last two years, it is not yet clear where and how East Med gas will be best monetized for exports. In his analysis Costis Stambolis presented and compared the six basic options currently available which involve gas exports via pipeline (to Egypt to Turkey and to Europe, via the East Med pipeline), and also through CNG and LNG, to both regional and global markets.

Assessed export options for East Med gas

source of maps: DEPA SA.

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