Leviathan offshore gas field over a period of 15 years, US giant Noble Energy announced on Wednesday, in a potentially multibillion-dollar deal.
A group of “Israeli” energy companies said they have signed a letter of intent to sell the natural gas to a Jordanian power company.
A source close to the deal, who asked to remain anonymous, said it was worth some $15 billion, and hailed the deal as “important for “Israel” geo-politically to establish our relationship with Jordan and other Arab countries.”
“Israeli” media have also reported that the deal is valued at roughly $15 billion.
Meanwhile, the “Israeli” government welcomed the move. Zionist energy minister Silvan Shalom said, “This is a historic event that will strengthen political and economic relations between “Israel” and Jordan.”
They said they would supply 45 billion cubic meters of gas over 15 years from the offshore Leviathan field to Jordan’s state-owned National Electric Power Co.
The Leviathan field’s size is estimated at 18.9 trillion cubic feet [535 billion cubic meters] of natural gas, along with 34.1 million barrels of condensate, and has been hailed as the largest gas deposit found in the world in a decade.
Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said exports from Leviathan and another field, Tamar, would bring in some $60 billion to state coffers over the next 20 years.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team