According to Calcalist, researchers from the Technion calculated the cost of the damage caused by the fuel leakage using an American model previously used by the USA government. The result was estimated at 527 Million Shekel which is very different to the estimation supplied by the Israeli government which was approximately 10 million NIS. The research was ordered and financed by the “human, nature and law” (in Hebrew) NGO. EAPC (Eilat – Ashkelon Pipeline Company) replied that they have doubts regarding the methodology and results reached by the researchers.