07.02.2011 03.Adar l, 5771
Pipeline blast prompts calls to speed gas development
IEC can manage without Egyptian supplies for 2 weeks, new Israeli natural gas reserves can't be utilized until at least 2013.
The explosion of an Egyptian gas terminal would not immediately influence local fuel supplies, but Israel must explore alternative power sources in earnest if it hopes to assure energy independence, Israeli officials warned on Sunday.
With Egypt in its second week of mass anti-government protests, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the government had been prepared for the possible disruption of Egyptian supplies and arranged for other sources to compensate….