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Hamas quiet as Palestinian Authority plans to develop Gaza marine gas field

The Palestinian government is expected to conclude an agreement with an Egyptian company to develop the Gaza Marine gas field and start extracting gas from it by the end of the year.
Palestinians rally for gas field access

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority formed a ministerial committee Oct. 17 to oversee the sovereign Palestine Investment Fund on progress toward an agreement on the operation of the Gaza Marine gas field off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

The fund and the Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company each own a 27.5% share in the field. The remaining 45% will be owned by the operating company, the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company.

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