JERUSALEM (JTA) — Natural gas has been discovered at a second site off the Israeli coast.
The discovery off the coast of the northern city of Hadera in the Mediterranean Sea comes several weeks after a large amount of natural gas was discovered near Haifa.
The discovery comes three weeks after drilling started at the Dalit-1 test site. The preliminary signs showed quantities of natural gas in the sandy layers of the seabed, according to Ha’aretz. It is too early to determine the quantity and quality of the gas, according to reports.
Noble Energy, a U.S. company, is the largest shareholder in the project. Noble is in partnership with several Israeli energy companies.