Natural gas is set to start flowing from the massive Leviathan field off Israel’s shore in the coming days.

Commercial production of natural gas from the field is set to begin by the end of the year for the local market, with exports, to Egypt and Jordan, starting shortly afterwards.

 The gas supply will help phase out expensive and polluting imported coal and allow for exports, potentially lowering  energy costs.

However, the project has been criticized by environmentalists and by residents along Israel's northern coast near Zichron Ya'akov where the natural gas will flow to.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Moshe Barak, a resident of Zichron Ya'akov and an activist with the Shomrei Bayit, or Homeland Guard, green NGO , and asked him about some of the problems with the Leviathan natural gas project.