Ikea fire 311.
(photo credit: Channel 10)
Noble: Commercial gas at Leviathan by 2016 • Globes correspondent
chairman and CEO Charles Davidson has made a presentation to Credit Suisse in
which he has for the first time outlined the timetable for the development of
the huge Leviathan natural-gas field. In the presentation, Noble Energy says
development will be complete by 2016, and commercial production of gas will
commence. The presentation also said development of the Tamar field would
be complete in 2012.
Investors in the Leviathan field are anxiously
awaiting results of the drilling to discover if there are also commercial
quantities of oil in the field’s lower strata. According to the 3-D seismic
survey, the second target strata, at a depth of 5,800 meters, contains 3 billion
barrels of oil, with a 17 percent geological chance of success. The third target
strata, at a depth of 7,200 m., contains 1.7 billion barrels of oil, with an 8%
geological chance of success.
Noble Energy Inc. owns 39.66% of Leviathan,
Delek Group Ltd. units Delek Drilling LP and Avner Oil and Gas LP own 22.67%
each, and Ratio Oil Exploration LP owns 15%.IKEA neighbors prepare
• By MICHAL MARGALIT
Residents of Even Yehuda and other
communities near the burned down IKEA Israel store at Poleg Junction in Netanya
are preparing a class-action lawsuit against the retailer for alleged smoke
damage from Saturday’s fire. Forty residents from Even Yehuda have joined
the lawsuit. Residents from Tel Yitzhak, Beit Yehoshua, Kfar Netter and
Kadima are also planning to join.
“Soot from the fire spread mainly to
Even Yehuda because of the wind, and new homes there were affected by the soot,”
said Anat Hillel, the plaintiffs’ attorney. The local residents say soot from
fire streaked the outer walls of their homes and gardens, stores were blackened,
and there is concern about damage to vegetation and lawns, she said.
residents also are worried about possible toxins from burned materials, and that
their children or pets might have come into contact with these toxins, Hillel
said. Paint on decks, roofs, pergolas and balconies was also damaged, she
said.‘Israel Today' first to launch iPAD app
• By LI-OR AVERBACH Israel
is the first Israeli daily paper to launch an iPAD application. Like the
freesheet, the application can be downloaded for free from iTunes. Hebrew
dailies are planning similar applications. Yediot Aharonot is the most advanced,
having already completed its application, which should be launched
CEO Tzippi Koren said the paper plans to launch
applications for tablets of other companies, iPhones and smartphones, and to
expand its Internet operations. “With the launch of the iPAD application,
and after establishing a Facebook address, Israel Today is positioned at the
head of the new media camp,” she said.
The iPAD application displays all
of Israel Today
’s content in a digital format. It is possible to scroll through
the paper in various ways, enlarge or reduce articles, search for content in
Hebrew, convert content to text-only format, enlarge or reduce fonts, save
articles onto a computer, email articles and share them via Facebook and
According to TGI, Israel Today
has the largest readership of
Israel’s newpapers, with a weekly exposure rate of 37.4 percent in the second
half of 2010.