Turkey-Israel pipeline on table as Europe’s alternative to Russian gas

Turkey-Israel pipeline on table as Europe’s alternative to Russian gas


Anatural gas pipeline among Turkey and Israel is being examined in the background as one of Europe’s options in contrast to Russian energy supplies, government and industry authorities in the two nations said.

Yet, it will take muddled moving to arrive at an arrangement, they noted.

First considered years prior, the thought is to construct a subsea pipeline from Turkey to Israel’s biggest seaward flammable gas field, Leviathan. Gas would stream to Turkey and on to Southern European neighbors hoping to differentiate away from Russia.



Turkey and Israel declared another time in relations recently after a yearslong crack as Israeli President Isaac Herzog made a milestone visit to Ankara.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said last week that gas participation was “perhaps the main advances we can take more time for respective ties,” and advised correspondents he was prepared to send top clergymen to Israel to restore the pipeline thought that has lingered palpably for quite a long time.

A senior Turkish authority told Reuters talks have gone on since Herzog’s visit and “substantial choices” could continue before very long on a proposed course and partaking elements.

Industry authorities, nonetheless, say creation limitations and international affairs could influence the arrangement.

The Leviathan field as of now supplies Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Its proprietors – Chevron and Israeli firms NewMed Energy and Ratio Oil – plan to wrench up creation from 12 to 21 billion cubic meters (bcm) a year.

By examination, the European Union imported 155 bcm of Russian gas last year, covering near 40% of its utilization.

A significant part of the additional gas result will be liquified and traded on boats to Europe or the Far East, as per NewMed. Its CEO said last month Turkey could turn into an objective as well, however expected to focus on building the pipeline.

Israeli Energy Minister Karine Elharrar told Ynet news on Sunday numerous contemplations presently couldn’t seem to be examined, including the funds.

“It should be seen as financially attainable, which isn’t something plainly obvious,” she said.