Due to whale rig failure: A huge flame of natural gas burned for hours
Residents from Jasser a-Zarqa, Zichron Yaacov and the Carmel Coast reported a huge torch and explosion noise after electricity fell in the drilling rig off the Israeli coast. Nobel Energy said: "No explosion or other unusual occurrence has occurred." Ministry of Energy: We will investigate the event and update the public with the results
Due to whale rig failure: A huge flame of natural gas burned for hoursEditing: Asaf Drury
Whale rig failure Strike the natural gas flow on Monday morning (Tuesday). Noble Energy Notebook delivered to Walla! NEWS that it was a power failure that, in accordance with the procedure, required the transfer of natural gas to the torch intended for it. This, in the context of what is still called "the rig". Residents of the surrounding communities from Jasser a-Zarqa, Zichron Yaacov and the Carmel Coast who came up, reported a huge torch and explosion noise, but at Noble Energy reassured: "There will be no explosion or other unusual event." The natural gas flow was stopped for a few hours and resumed at 7:45 am. "After checking the integrity of all the systems, gas production was resumed," said Noble.
"A fall in electricity in the rig requires the natural gas to be emptied from the rig - by burning it, similar to what is done at any time when the rig is emptied," the Ministry of Energy explains, "the torch burns natural gas so that it is not emitted into the air." Every bomb blast, "and promise: The firm will investigate the incident in front of Noble Energy and update the public on the results. Sharon Carmel, an environmental protection city council, said that no exceptions were recorded last night at the association's monitoring stations in the area of the Gaza Strip. "The union monitors and reports to the public in accordance with the events," it said. The Ministry of the Environment also makes it clear that no abnormal concentrations have been recorded in the monitoring stations around the Leviathan rig, and promises "the issue is under review and the Ministry will update the public with its results, and update as far as possible data indicating abnormalities at the monitoring stations".More in Walla! NEWS More in Walla! NEWS
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The "Housekeepers" organization says that this is at least, the eighth fault since the start of the rig. They insist that despite the reassurance messages, an explosion also happened. "Just before 4:00 this morning, residents of the Carmel Coast woke up from a loud explosion that shook their homes."
Jasmine, a resident of Kibbutz Maayan Zvi, says: "I woke up with a rolling thunder, very loud, that didn't sound like natural thunder. The rig from the window of the house, and I saw in the sea in the area a really terrifying flame that lit up all the sky and the sea. It looked bad, really bad. Not in control. It was 3:40. This rig is frightening. ".
Tal Gonen of the Housekeepers Association said: "Nobel Energy's standards and its dubious record are a basis for significant concern for all of us. The rig's run, which was supposed to last only 45 days and ended immediately after the start of gas flow, lengthens and lengthens without explanation. , And uses a convenient alibi for pollutant emissions without any control. The rig's operation is faultless. According to the Ministry of Environmental Protection's guidelines, any fault requiring operation of the torch is required in a detailed investigation and report. "