The National Planning and Building Commission has rejected a permanent offshore natural gas terminal.
The National Planning and Building Commission has rejected the alternative of a permanent offshore natural gas terminal, and ordered a review of 12 possible coastal locations for the terminal, which will receive natural gas from Israel's offshore discoveries.
The decision was made despite objections of residents and mayors where the terminal may be built. The sites to be examined were selected from the recommendations of a planning committee, and the review will include an environmental impact study. The terminal will occupy a 150-dunam (37.5-acre) site and will receive gas from the Tamar gas field and transfer it to the national natural gas pipeline.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on April 3, 2012
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