"There is already enough Israeli-made natural gas to provide the
country's needs for years to come, and we plan to determinedly seek out
additional reserves in our many licenses along the coast of Israel," the
consortium said in a statement on Aug. 11.
Delek Group president Yitzhak Tshuva, a member of the consortium, said
Tamar could fulfill Israel's gas requirements for up to the next 25 years.
Other consortium members were identified as Isramco Negev 2 with 28.75
percent, Avner Oil Exploration with 15.625 percent and Dor Gas Exploration
with four percent.