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Israeli Use of Diesel Doubles Due to Egypt Gas Interruption

October 02, 2011

Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Israel’s use of diesel fuel for electricity production doubled during the first eight months of the year, compared to the same period a year ago, due to the interruption of the flow of gas from Egypt, the National Infrastructures Ministry said in an e-mailed statement today. The use of diesel instead of gas cost the economy 10 million shekels a day, on average, during the summer, the ministry said.

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