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March 31, 2013 9:17 am

Peres: Mistake to Announce Natural Gas Flow on Shabbat

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Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Jerusalem Post – President Shimon Peres acknowledged Sunday during a meeting with Chief Rabbis Shlomo Amar that to continue drilling for gas on the Sabbath and to also make the announcement of the flow of natural gas into Israel on the Sabbath had been a mistake.

Natural gas from the Tamar field off Israel’s Mediterranean shores began flowing on Saturday, the head of a partner in the field said in a statement.

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  • jerry hersch

    The key part of the statement -the cost of power to the industrial sector.
    There is the potential now for many more that are larger consumers of power.
    If monitored correctly, in useage and distribution, many industries that bypassed Israel may now take a second look.
    It may be time to coordinate… by having an Energy Czar with real independence and real power.