Israel Shut Down Its Only Natural Gas Field Amid Rocket Fire From Gaza


By Tsvetana Paraskova,OILPRICE – May 06, 2019, 12:00 PM CDT

Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz ordered on Sunday that the country’s only operating natural gas field, the offshore Tamar field, be closed as a precaution after violence between militants in the Gaza Strip and Israel flared up at the end of last week.

The natural gas from the Tamar field is being pumped by a subsea pipeline from a rig which is within the range of some the hundreds of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel over the past few days.

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