Israel’s Leviathan gas project is more than 50% complete and set for start-up by end-2019. Jordan state power firm Nepco is the anchor customer, slated to take 45bcm of gas over 15 years (an implied 290mn cfd) from project start-up.

The firms developing the 22tcf field – Noble Energy of the US (39.66% and operator), and Israel’s Delek (45.34%) and Ratio (15%) – say the Jordan deal is set in stone.

But heightened anti-government unrest in Jordan (see main story),...