Israel’s Navy all prepared for defending Israel’s new found energy independence from ‘every possible scenario’.
Israel’s huge new offshore gas resource offers its enemies an obvious target and gives its navy, long overshadowed by other branches of the Israeli armed forces, a big job that will require extra spending. On patrol boat 836, circling two gas platforms in choppy Mediterranean waters, Captain Ilan Lavi flipped through pictures of the possible threats: boat bombs, drones, submarine vessels, rockets and missiles.
Tamar’s gas rig – Photo by Albatross
“We have to build an entire new defensive envelope,” said Lavi, head of the navy’s planning department who talks as knowledgeably about the financial aspects of the gas industry as he does about security. Continue Reading »
“With the introduction of natural gas from the Tamar field, we will see a significant achievement and a tremendous contribution to Gross National Product,”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Minister of Energy and Water Silvan Shalom visited the natural gas pipeline project off the coast of Haifa on Wednesday. He was accompanied by Yitzhak Tshuva of the Tamar energy company.
The opening of the natural gas pipeline is said to reduce power generation costs and lower electric company prices.
Minister Shalom complemented the people behind the project. The gas is set to start flowing at the end of the week. “With the introduction of natural gas from the Tamar field, we will see a significant achievement and a tremendous contribution to Gross National Product,” Minister Shalom stated. Continue Reading »