Natural gas discovered near Haifa


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A massive pocket of natural gas was discovered at a well near Haifa’s Mediterranean coast.

The more than 3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas could serve Israel’s needs for about 15 years and lessen its dependence on outside sources, according to reports.

The U.S.-based Noble Energy Inc. and several Israeli partners have been drilling on the Tamar site for the past five years.

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