Historically Israel had suffered from energy deficit and relied on importing it's energy needs - mainly using coal energy. Thanks to major natural gas discoveries in the Israeli Mediterranean sea , Israel is switching to cleaner energy. Israel is due to become a significant energy exporter to neighbors countries as Jordan and Egypt.
The first of four gas platform for The Leviathan Gas Field had left Texas on it's way to Israel a few weeks ago, and all units will be installed 10 km offshore in September. According to the plans by the end of the year, The Leviathan field will be connected to pipeline. Israel hope to end the use of coal by 2030 and totally switch Hadera coal power plant to cleaner energy.
On the the other hand, not everyone are happy. According to the plans the gas platform will be located just 6 miles off the Israeli coast of Dor Beach in the Mediterranean sea. Nearby residents are afraid that it could potentially become a major ecological disaster with the outcome of high toxic condensation. In the past year they have been protesting, calling to move the Gas platform further in to the sea where the gas well is located - 75 mils off the coast.