Minister of Energy and Water Silvan Shalom visited the natural gas pipeline project off the coast of Haifa on Wednesday. He was accompanied by Yitzhak Tshuva of the Tamar energy company.
The opening of the natural gas pipeline is said to reduce power generation costs and lower electric company prices.
Minister Shalom complemented the people behind the project. The gas is set to start flowing at the end of the week. "With the introduction of natural gas from the Tamar field, we will see a significant achievement and a tremendous contribution to Gross National Product," Minister Shalom stated.