A bottleneck in Israel’s domestic grid may stymie attempts to pipe gas to Egypt from the 22tcf Leviathan field. Shipments from the Tamar field would be logistically less challenging, but volumes are currently maxed out.

Despite a commitment to begin exporting 350mn cfd (3.6 bcm/y) of gas to Egypt via the East Med Gas (EMG) pipeline by end-2019, a capacity constraint in the southern corridor of Israel’s INGL gas pipeline network could limit exports from Leviathan gas field to a...