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As the Knesset Finance Committee readies for Wednesday’s vote on whether to adopt the Sheshinski Committee’s recommendations on gas and oil royalties, natural- gas exploration and supply company Noble Energy has launched a nationwide public relations campaign under the banner “Bringing good energy to Israel.”
The campaign is the first of its kind since Noble began operating in Israeli waters in the Mediterranean in 1998, and it includes billboard, television and newspaper advertisements.
Bini Zomer, director of corporate affairs for Noble Energy in Israel, said the campaign emphasizes that Noble is the only international company working in Israel in the field of exploration and supply of gas and oil to energy companies.
“It is Noble’s intention to continue to operate in Israel for many more
years, and as such we see strategic importance in strengthening and
deepening the familiarity of the state’s citizens with the company and
its activities,” he said.
Noble is a partner in the Tamar, Leviathan and Dalit offshore gas
fields, where significant natural-gas discoveries have been made. It
also has a 47 percent share in the Mari-B field, the first offshore
natural-gas production facility in Israel.
According to Zomer, the company currently produces natural gas that
supplies about 20% of the electricity needs of Israeli consumers.