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Official: Gaza facing domestic gas shortage
Published Friday 25/01/2013 (updated) 27/01/2013 10:04
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GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Gaza is facing a shortage of cooking gas, an official said Friday, calling for more deliveries through an Israeli-controlled crossing.

Samir Hamada, from Gaza's society of petrol companies, said suppliers of gas for domestic use have almost run out of fuel.

He said Gaza's daily gas requirements is 250 tons, while on average around 150 tons are being delivered through the Israeli-controlled Kerem Shalom crossing each day.

The official called for expansion of the fuel transfer capacity at Kerem Shalom.

Domestic gas purchased from Israeli suppliers is shipped to the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom terminal, coordinated with the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority’s Petroleum Authority.

Israel severely restricts the movement of people and goods from the Gaza Strip since it tightened a blockade on the territory in 2007 after Hamas took power.
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1 ) Around / World
25/01/2013 14:38
If Egyptians did not bomb 16 times gas pipe lines to Israel and Jordan, but sold the gas to those countries, they would have some currency in hand now and could buy whatever they want. But they did bomb gas lines and stopped gas export. So, the only thing left for them is to use Rafa tunnels to smuggle Israeli supplied fuel from Gaza to Egypt.

2 ) tania / usa
25/01/2013 23:55
Unreal. Arabs in the area have so much oil. they cant supply their bretheren with what they need?

3 ) Reader / from Edmonton
26/01/2013 03:17
Alternatively, Egypt could ship the gas to Israel through Gaza. But then, Israel shows they intend to steal gas from Palestine's offshore fields which they illegally prevent Palestine from developing.

4 ) Mark of Lewiston / USA
26/01/2013 07:26
Gaza has gas. Politics just prevents access to Gaza's own gas.

5 ) How does ISRAEL SUPPLY GAS / to an ENEMY THAT FIRES
26/01/2013 08:40
Rockets on her? vows to exterminate her? opens schools for Shahids (Haniah announced such school to open in September)? These crazy jews have death wish!
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