Tel Aviv, June 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ampal-American Israel Corporation (Nasdaq: AMPL), a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced today that it was advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co. ("EMG"), in which Ampal has a 12.5% interest, that the Egyptian National Gas Company ("EGAS") will start today the testing and commissioning procedures necessary for the resumption of the commercial gas supply to EMG, and subsequently to EMG's Israeli customers.
The testing and commissioning procedures are expected to take several days before the system can accommodate commercial delivery
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