New gas field discovered off Israels coast

A new natural gas field was discovered off Israel’s Mediterranean coast, the third largest found in Israeli waters.

The Royee field contains 3.2 trillion cubic feet of extractable natural gas, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.

Globes reported that the Royee field, which is located about 93 miles from Israel’s coast, near the international maritime border with Cyprus and Egypt, is unlikely to be developed soon due to the quantity of gas available in the Leviathan and Tamar fields. Tamar, which has at least 9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, is expected to meet Israel’s energy needs for the next 20 years. Leviathan is estimated to hold 16 trillion to 18 trillion cubic feet of gas. — jta