Highlights Platform shut in after instructions from energy ministry Continues production from larger Leviathan field Chevron working to ensure gas supplies continue in ‘safe’ manner London — US major Chevron has shut in the Tamar gas platform offshore Israel amid an escalation of violence in the country, a company spokeswoman said May 12. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Violence has escalated in recent days, with rockets fired at Israeli cities from the Gaza Strip and the Israeli military carrying out air strikes in Gaza, with civilians reportedly killed on both sides. Tor Wennesland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, warned on Twitter that the situation was escalating toward a “full-scale war.” “In accordance with instructions received from the Ministry of Energy, we have shut in and depressurized the Tamar platform,” the Chevron spokeswoman said in emailed comments to […]