Mubarak and Israeli businessmen made enormous profits at the expense of the Egyptian people, by exporting underpriced gas. Platform’s research into corrupt gas exports from Egypt to Jordan, Spain and the Israelis led to this Al-Jazeera documentary. Over $10 billion were lost, as blackouts became increasingly normal.
Now that Egypt can no longer export gas, there are proposals to reverse the pipelines and import gas from the Israeli state. This could shift the geopolitics by increase Israeli military leverage.