The Washington Post

Netanyahu vows to push for gas pipeline


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised Thursday to promote plans for an ambitious Mediterran­ean undersea natural gas pipeline project in a bid by his country to become a key European energy supplier.

Israel is hoping to export much of its newly discovered natural gas to Europe via a proposed 1,350-mile undersea pipeline to Cyprus and Greece.

“It’s something we’re very excited about,” Netanyahu said on a visit to Thessaloni­ki, Greece’s second-largest city.

Greece and Israel are also planning an undersea electricit­y cable link and are considerin­g a Mediterran­ean data cable.

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