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Israel starts pumping natural gas to neighbouring Egypt; Israel starts pumping natural gas to neighbouring Egypt

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

JERUSALEM - Israel announced Wednesday that it had started exporting natural gas to Egypt as part of an agreement reached between the two countries in December.

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said in a video released on Twitter that it was "a moment for celebration, in which Israel turns into a regional energy power."

The Egyptian ministry of petroleum hailed the gas flow as an "important step" that "serves the economic interests of both countries," raising hopes Egypt too will becom...