The partners in Israel’s largest offshore gas field, 22 tcf Leviathan, are in negotiations with lenders as they hope to cover their share of the field’s development costs, estimated at $5-6bn.

Operator US firm Noble (40%), Israeli firms Delek (45%) and Ratio (15%) are looking to drum-up $3.5-4bn between them.According to Bloomberg, the partners are in talks with Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, HSBC, BNP Paribas, JPMorgan Chase and Natixis to cover about 65% of the development costs....