Friday, December 31, 2010

Israel Discovers Massive Natural Gas Field

Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From?
Moses may have led the Israelites to the only place in the Middle east without oil, but they now have a massive natural gas field.

JERUSALEM Exploratory drilling off Israel’s northern coast this week has confirmed the existence of a major natural gas field — one of the world’s largest offshore gas finds of the past decade — leading the country’s infrastructure minister to call it “the most important energy news since the founding of the state.”

Houston-based Noble Energy, which is working with several Israeli partner companies, said that the field, named Leviathan, whose existence was suspected months ago, has at least 16 trillion cubic feet of gas at a likely market value of tens of billions of dollars and should turn Israel into an energy exporter.

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