Consumption and Demand

The national transmission network of Israel Natural Gas Lines is the main artery for natural gas transmission in Israel. Network transmission begins at the receiving terminals. From there, the natural gas is transmitted under pressure through large diameter pipelines to “major intersections.” At these intersections, the gas enters a Pressure Reduction and Metering System (PRMS). Once pressure is reduced, the gas is transmitted to customers and consumers in the various regions of the country in a distribution grid comprised of smaller diameter pipelines.

The natural gas transmission network in Israel currently includes four main trunklines serving  the western, central, northern and southern regions of Israel. A schematic overview of the entire system includes the receiving terminals, where the natural gas suppliers deliver the gas and from where it enters the transmission system; the trunklines through which the gas is transmitted, the control gates located along the lines; and the PRMS stations located at the delivery points for customer use.

According to the existing plans for network development, the transmission network will be able to transmit between 10 and 15 billion cubic meters (BCM) of natural gas (from the receiving terminals to the customers) per year, and approximately 1.8 million cubic meters per hour.

The following table presents the increase in natural gas consumption between 2007 and 2016 (in BCM):


Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Consumption 2.7 3.7 4.2 5.2 5 3.5 6.8 7.6 8.4 8.7


The following table presents the demand forecast for the next 20 years (in BCM):

Year 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024 2026 2028 2030 2032
 Demand 7.4 9.8 10.7 12.1 13 14.2 15.1 16.6 17.9 19.1