Israel Mulls Plan to Let Private Partners Use Offshore Gas Site for Storage

No public tender has been issued for use of the Mary B site for storage, but cabinet to vote on proposal to let Tethys Sea partnership use it to hold natural gas for the Tamar production site.

The rights to the Mary B natural gas drilling site off the coast of Ashkelon, which was discovered in 1999 and will soon be depleted, will not be returned to the state, if an Energy and Water Resources Ministry proposal being presented Sunday to the cabinet is approved.