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Before the sabotage, Egypt supplied about 40 percent of Israel's natural gas, which is the country's main energy source.
Israeli officials have said the country was at risk of facing summer power outages due to energy shortages.
Companies invested in the Israeli-Egyptian venture have taken a hit from numerous explosions of the cross-border pipeline and are seeking compensation from the Egyptian government of billions of dollars.
Ampal and two other companies have sought $8 billion in damages from Egypt for not safeguarding their investment.
In response, Israel must make an extra effort to overcome any obstacles to getting Israel's own gas fields flowing this year as opposed to its scheduled operational start in 2013, a statement added.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-04-22 19:05||
#3 In response, Israel must make an extra effort to overcome any obstacles to getting Israel's own gas fields flowing this year
Posted by gorb 2012-04-22 22:51||