How Israeli gas plants are leaking fuel
Israeli gas companies are failing to keep fuel levels under control after a series of leaks at several plants, an investigation by the Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Times has found.
The newspaper has revealed the extent of the problems at five gas plants owned by Israeli firms, including two owned by EDF.
A report by the newspaper found that the main source of fuel leaking into the Israeli capital was a tank, where a leaky tank pipe leads to a fuel-filled reservoir.
The Israeli gas company Gasco is responsible for running the plant, but it has failed to monitor and control the leaks and is also failing to provide any effective oversight, according to the report.
According to the newspaper, Israel’s national gas company, Naftogaz, has been accused of not following its own internal procedure in the handling of the leaks.
In a statement, Naftsgaz said the company was “working closely with the Israeli authorities and has taken steps to identify and stop the leaks.”
However, the report showed that a number of employees at the company have been working in the facility without the necessary training.
The leaks have been noticed in the past, but they have not been discovered until now, said one of the staff members who was interviewed by the paper.
According the report, the leaks are being blamed on poor design, faulty seals, a lack of training, and poor monitoring.
Some of the issues identified by the investigators were not identified by Naftsr, which is run by the state.
In one instance, a leak from a tank at one of Naftsgas’ plants caused the company’s production to drop to 5,500 cubic meters per day in February, down from 7,000 cubic meters in January.
The leak occurred after Naftsogaz failed to seal a valve that was needed to allow the fuel to flow into the tank.
The report said the problem was identified but the leak was not identified until the next day.
The gas company is expected to pay for a remediation of the problem, and the company is also working to make the tank and other infrastructure available for maintenance, according the report’s author, Shimon Charnon, a former head of Israel’s National Gas Company.
The article also said Naftszgaz has hired a team to monitor the situation at the plant and improve the quality of maintenance, and is “making sure the plant is properly maintained.”
The Israel Electric Corporation, the main supplier of gas to Israel, said the gas company has also started installing new systems to prevent leaks.
It said the system was in use on Friday.
“In the future, the Israeli gas industry should be well equipped to manage its gas storage and delivery,” said Efi Gefen, the head of EDF’s European operations.
The Jerusalem Times report also said the problems are not confined to the three gas plants.
The reports of gas leaks at the five plants were published on Thursday by the Haaretz newspaper, which reported that Nafts gas plant, located in the northern part of the city of Nazareth, was also leaking.
The two other gas plants, located near the settlement of Beit Jala, were also leaking gas.