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        6/12/2013, Tammuz 4, 5773

      Knesset: How Much Natural Gas Should Israel Export?


      Minister of Finance Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid Party) has still not expressed any position on the issue of natural gas exports. Now that the off-shore natural gas rigs are up and running, the government is debating how much to export to other countries. Deputy Finance Minister MK Mickey Levy (Yesh Atid Party) told the Knesset on Wednesday that despite any leaked draft proposals on the issue, "the Minister of Finance does not yet have a position on gas exports." Levy stressed that "the Minister of Finance will maintain the necessary balance between exporting the gas and saving it for future generations, but there is still no conclusion."