Egypt clarified that option to import Israeli gas still open Previous arbitration ruling remains an obstacle to deals A natural gas production platform west of the Ashkelon shore in Israel. Ministers from Egypt and Israel held a call last week to discuss the potential sale of Israeli gas to Egypt, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Egyptian Oil Minister Tarek El-Molla and Israel’s energy minister, Yuval Steinitz, spoke after an interview El-Molla gave to Bloomberg earlier this month sent shares of Israeli gas companies tumbling on speculation Egypt would halt talks on buying gas from Israel, the person said. El-Molla told Steinitz that Israeli gas exports to Egypt, which would be carried via pipeline, are still on the table, the person said. Shares of Israeli gas producers extended their gains, with Delek Group Ltd. closing 6.9 percent higher in Tel Aviv on Sunday. El-Molla said […]