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Egypt hasn't ruled out importing gas from Israel

The Egyptian government says it has not received official requests to import gas from Israeli companies, but has received expressions of intent from various foreign companies operating in the country.
Workers build a pipeline for transporting natural gas to Israel in north Delta Nile, 300 km (186 miles) north of Cairo, November 23, 2008. A Cairo court on November 18, 2008 overruled the Egyptian government's decision to allow exports of natural gas to Israel and said the constitution gave parliament the right to decide on sales of natural resources. Gas started flowing to Israel through a pipeline for the first time in May under an agreement signed in 2005 for the supply of 1.7 billion cubic meters a year

CAIRO — In light of the energy crisis in Egypt and the inefficiency of power plants due to a lack of natural gas since local production in Egypt decreased, the government and private companies in the sector have resorted to importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to satisfy local demand.

Egypt was, until recently, a country that exported natural gas. Egyptian contracts limit importing natural gas from Arab countries, as mentioned in the agenda of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to Algeria. The British BG Group’s operation in Egypt started negotiating with Israel to supply Egypt with 7 billion cubic meters (247 billion cubic feet) of LNG annually for a period of 15 years.

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