Energy crisis in the European Union. Israel has an offer

– Perhaps we will manage to increase gas exports to Europe, hopefully it will be possible next year – said Lapid.

Israel and Egypt signed a memorandum on the supply of liquefied gas to Europe in June in Cairo in the presence of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. According to this document, Israel is to deliver gas to neighboring Egypt, which is to be liquefied there and exported to Europe by tankers.

Lapid spoke of “efforts to replace Russian gas supplies to Europe”. Israel can now replace about 10% of the Russian gas – writes dpa. In addition, Israel has many start-ups dealing with renewable energy, said the Prime Minister.

It was already said at the end of August that Israel could increase gas supplies to Europe. The Israeli government then informed that the production of this raw material increased by 22 percent. in the first half of the year.

The Israeli Ministry of Energy calculated that the production of gas in the country (year on year) increased to 10.85 billion cubic meters. At the same time, by 35 percent. (to 4.59 billion cubic meters), the export of raw material to neighboring countries increased.

Most of the additional gas comes from the Tamar and Leviathan fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, the exploitation of which has allowed the country to achieve greater energy independence and significant budgetary revenues.

Bloomberg said at the end of August that the initial gas flows to the EU under the trilateral agreement would not be likely to be significant, but the deal would meet some of Europe’s needs in the coming years, when Israeli production continued to grow.

According to the quoted by the agency, Israeli energy minister Karine Elharrar, gas sales to Europe are likely to increase when production from the Karish fields begins. These ambitions are opposed by Lebanon, which has protested against Israel sending a floating production platform near the disputed sea border between the two countries.

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