Saturday, June 11, 2011

Surprise, Surprise! Egypt resumes natural gas supply to Israel

Al-Masry Al-Youm

"Jerusalem--Egypt resumed pumping natural gas to Israel on Friday after supplies were halted in April following an attack on a pipeline, an Israeli official said.

"Gas has resumed flowing at commercial levels," an Israeli energy official told Reuters.

Gas flow was stopped for more than a month following explosions on the Egyptian side of the pipeline in the wake of political turmoil and ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.....Israel receives up to 45 percent of its gas from Egypt under a 20-year deal signed in 2005...."

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