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Israel Orders Chevron to Halt Gas Field Operations, Threatening Fuel Prices

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Israel has issued a directive for Chevron to cease operations at a significant natural gas field, raising concerns about potential spikes in fuel costs in the near future. The decision to suspend activities at the Tamar gas platform, situated off Israel's southern coast, was prompted by the country's defense establishment due to security threats amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, potentially exacerbating the existing turmoil in global energy markets.

The global natural gas market, already impacted by the ongoing war in Ukraine and labor disputes in Australia, faces further uncertainty with the shutdown of the Tamar gas field. While Israel is not a primary gas producer on a global scale, the nation's gas production has seen growth following the inauguration of various fields, including Tamar. Chevron, holding a 25% stake in Tamar, and Isramco based in Houston with a 28.75% stake, are significant players in this development. Additionally, Israeli gas from Tamar is exported to Egypt, which plays a crucial role in the EU's energy security by processing the gas into liquefied natural gas for export to European nations seeking alternatives to Russian energy sources amidst the conflict in Ukraine.

As the news of the Tamar gas field shutdown spread, natural gas futures prices experienced a notable surge, with Dutch gas futures increasing by nearly 30% to 49.455 a megawatt-hour, marking their highest level since August. This price hike has implications for consumers, potentially leading to elevated electricity bills as natural gas is a primary source for electricity generation and heating. Despite the suspension of operations at Tamar, Chevron reassured its customers that gas supply would be maintained from the Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, sustaining regional energy needs. However, the disruption in Israeli gas deliveries to Egypt, accounting for a 20% reduction, poses challenges for Egypt's LNG exports to Europe in the months ahead, according to experts in the energy sector.

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May 21, 2023 | 05:09