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EMG’S GAS SUPPLY TO ISRAEL - UPDATE
Ampal-American Israel Corporation (Nasdaq: AMPL), a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced today that it has been advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co.("EMG"), in which Ampal has a 12.5% interest, that the technical repair work to the gas valve station that was damaged by an attack on April 27, 2011 and is owned and operated by the Egyptian gas transport company, has been completed and that the site is technically ready for gas transmission. Ampal had previously disclosed the attack on the valve station on April 27, 2011.
Furthermore, EMG was advised that the government of Egypt has been implementing additional security measures for securing its gas transportation system in the Sinai from further attacks.
EMG was also advised that gas deliveries to Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egyptian industrial and electric facilities in the Sinai, will resume once these security measures have been fully implemented. EMG was informed that these measures are expected to be completed and gas deliveries are expected to resume by the end of May 2011.
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