The fuels used to generate Israel's electricity in 2009 and 2020 (Ministry of National Infrastructure, 2010, International Energy Agency, 2010)

Israel gas finds – first steps to energy independence

Huge reserves of natural gas discovered off the coast of Israel have been described as an historic opportunity for the energy-challenged country. Deepwater gas fields discovered in 2009 and 2010 could make Israel a major player in the Mediterranean natural gas market while supplying its population and industry with cheap, clean energy for a generation. But the export potential – especially to Israel’s Arab neighbours – is fraught with problems and could take sometime to materialise.

<i>Israel faces the real prospect of achieving long-term energy self-sufficiency - at least in power generation - for the first time since its formation. The share of natural gas in its primary energ...

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Dr. Carole Nakhle
The Ministry of National Infrastructure expressed concerns about the rapid increase in domestic electricity consumption
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