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Energean hopes to supply Israeli gas to Cyprus

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Energean Oil & Gas said on Tuesday its Energean International unit submitted an application to import and supply natural gas to Cyprus starting in 2021.

In its application to Cypriot authorities, it said it sought to supply gas through a pipeline from the Karish block off the coast of Israel to Vassiliko in Cyprus.

The pipeline would be 215 kilometers long and transport natural gas from the Karish North field, which contains 25 billion cubic meters of discovered recoverable resources.

Total investment, Energean said, will be about $350 million and will be funded by Energean.

Provided there are no delays in permitting procedures, the project will allow Cyprus to receive competitively priced natural gas from 2021, it added.

“Execution of the proposal will bring competition to the Cypriot natural gas market, decrease energy costs across the economy and result in enhanced diversity and security of supply,” Energean chief executive Mathios Rigas said in a statement: “We expect that the Republic of Cyprus will take advantage of the options that the market offers for the benefit of the Cypriot economy and the consumers.”

[Reuters]

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