Initial investigations found that the incident was caused by an error in the gas detectors on the platform, causing the alert to be activated due to concerns of a leak. The alert was a false alarm.
It began exporting in January and is already supplying Israel, Egypt and Jordan with natural gas.
It said its goal is to cut electricity subsidy spending to four billion Egyptian pounds for the full fiscal year.
The fault required all natural gas to be emptied from the platform, burning it off via the platform's flare boom to prevent the emission of gas into the air.
The Leviathan reservoir is one of the largest natural-gas fields discovered worldwide in the last decade
Netanyahu invites other countries to join “alliance in the Eastern Mediterranean” for economic benefit and stability.
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.