Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Zvi Mazel said that in the coming days, the Italian energy company Edison will announce a new natural gas field in Egypt.
The announcement was made at a meeting of the economic Committee of the Knesset, to discuss the agreement between Israel and companies, controlling deposits of «Leviathan» and «Tamar».
According to Masala and the new field is close to field Zohr, found by the Italian company ENI at the end of August this year. However, he did not provide any information on the gas reserves in the field.
With regard to the deposits Zohr, it is, according to the diplomat, will become operational in 2017 and 2026 will come to peak production.
Mazel also claims that at the moment no gas contracts with Israel signed, and that the appearance in Egypt two new fields renders meaningless the supply of Israeli gas.