The Leviathan reservoir is one of the largest natural-gas fields discovered worldwide in the last decade
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The Ministry of Environmental Protection has given the go ahead for operations to proceed after emissions from the platform were lower than forecast.
The experimental pumping will continue for three months and will test the infrastructure prior to the flow of the actual commercial supply.
It is a historic day – a day that will have a huge impact on Israel’s strategic position in the region, on its economy and on its environment.
“As we expected, there was no change in routine benzene concentrations,” the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry stated that Noble Energy, the operator of the Leviathan gas platform, has held up to all required conditions.
Jordanian citizens and politicians have expressed protest to the planned transfer of gas between the two nations.
After numerous delays, the final, heavily-contested Leviathan gas platform test is set to take place on Tuesday