On 19 February, Noble Energy, the operator of the Leviathan and Tamar gas fields, announced ten-year agreements to sell Leviathan gas to privately owned gas importer Dolphinus Holdings at a firm rate of 350mcf/d from the start-up of the project at the end of 2019, and Tamar gas at an interruptible rate of 350mcf/d depending on availability. In a statement it said “the gas is anticipated to supply industrial and petrochemical customers as well as future power generation in Egypt”.