Egypt's gas imports from Israel have received opposition from its people

Egypt’s gas imports from Israel have received opposition from its people

Egypt’s gas imports from Israel have received opposition from its people. One of the countries in the Middle East that still depends on Israel is Egypt. The country relies on gas from Tel Aviv because domestic production is insufficient. According to a report by The News Arab, Israel exports around 90% of its gas production.

It’s just that deliveries to Egypt have been disrupted since the war in Gaza broke out in October last year. At that time, the Israeli Ministry of Energy ordered a temporary halt in gas production.

However, recently the Blue Ocean energy company in Egypt signed a contract with the Israeli Tamar operator. The contract is intended to increase gas supplies from Tel Avif to Cairo. In response to Egypt’s request Israel will invest around 24 million dollars in gas production in Tamar.

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sisi reportedly wants to stabilize energy needs, which was an important achievement of his presidency before the war in Gaza. He also wants to make Egypt an energy center in the Eastern Mediterranean, in particular through plans for a Jordan-Syria gas pipeline to Lebanon.

Although Egypt still depends on Israel for gas imports. This issue has become very controversial because many Egyptians oppose normalization.