Touring the Tamar Gas Platform
34,000 Tons in the Sea
Correspondent Martin Fletcher tours Israel's Tamar natural gas platform in the eastern Mediterranean. PBS NewsHour Weekend was the first television crew granted access to the Tamar Platform. “This is a gigantic place,” Fletcher said. “The Tamar platform weighs 34,000 tons. It’s 290 meters high. And 50 people work here, around the clock.” Much of the on-site staff is from Noble Energy’s home state, and Texas accents are common.