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Chevron resumes gas supplies from Israel’s Tamar field after Gaza war halt

The US energy giant was ordered to shut down the field for security reasons after the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war.
Tamar platform

Chevron said on Monday it has resumed supplying natural gas from Israel's Tamar field following a brief halt at the outset of the war that began on Oct. 7. 

A spokesperson for Chevron confirmed to Al-Monitor that the company has resumed supplying customers in Israel and the region from the Tamar gas field. The company’s subsidiary Chevron Mediterranean Limited was instructed by the Israeli Energy Ministry to resume production last Thursday, according to the spokesperson.

The ministry ordered Chevron to suspend operations in the Tamar field on Oct. 7 following Hamas’ attack inside Israel that sparked the ongoing war.

The Tamar gas field is located off the coast of northern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and accounts for around 70% of Israel’s energy needs. In addition to domestic use, Israel exports gas to both Egypt and Jordan. 

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