Israel considers natural gas pipeline to Gaza Strip
Proposed by Qatar, the pipeline would connect Israel to Gaza’s power plant and relieve electricity shortage there; Qatar and Palestinian Authority to finance project.
a proposal to lay a pipeline for transporting natural gas between Israel and the Gaza Strip, Ynet has learned.
According to the project, proposed by Qatar, the pipeline would connect Israel to Gaza’s power plant, and in this manner Israel will transfer natural gas to operate the plant and thus alleviate the crisis in coastal territory. The power plant currently supplies Gaza residents only eight hours of electricity a day.
Under the plan, the Palestinian Authority will bear the costs of the gas transferred. Qatar has offered to finance part of the project, and some is supposed to be financed by private funds under the Palestinian Authority’s management.
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