According to Yedioth Ahronoth, Afek Company believes there is a good possibility that in the current drilling which they are conducting in Ramat HaGolan, they will find liquid petroleum. However, due to the company’s obligations to the planning committee and the court, they cannot make full production testing aimed at evaluating the quality and quantity of oil. These commitments were given due to fears of environmentalists and residents that the production of oil may endanger the Sea of Galilee and the surrounding area and result in soil and groundwater contamination.