25.02.2011 21.Adar l, 5771
Energy experts tell 'Post' as a result of the chaos in Cairo, the gov't should move immediately to secure backups to gas supply.
The government should move immediately to secure alternatives or backups to Egyptian natural gas following the upheavals there, experts told The Jerusalem Post this week. While they were split over how the regime change in Egypt would affect the supply, they said it should be seen as a wakeup call for immediate action.
Egyptian natural gas is pumped through a pipeline from El-Arish to Ashkelon. The gas is then used to turn turbines that produce 20 percent of Israel's electricity. Another 20% of the country’s electric power is produced with natural gas from a domestic field off the coast….