An Israeli gas platform is seen in the Mediterranean sea, some 15 miles west of Ashdod. .
(photo credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS)
US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon will travel to Israel and Egypt, arriving on Sunday and departing on November 20, the US State Department Spokesperson announced Saturday.
Fannon is scheduled to meet government officials and representatives from the private sector to discuss regional cooperation and energy security.
In September, Houston-based Noble Energy Inc., together with Israeli gas operator Delek Drilling and Egyptian partner East Gas, have reached agreements worth approximately $518 million to support the delivery of natural gas from the Leviathan and Tamar gas fields to Egypt.
The agreements represent a significant step toward fulfilling a $15 billion decade-long deal signed in February which will see Noble Energy and Delek Drilling supply 64 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Egypt from the gas fields, located off Israel.
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