It is interesting to learn that Egypt was giving oil to Israel and that too at cheaper rates than what it was giving to its Arab 'brothers'! This now explains why the US was pumping in huge money into Egypt. If the Arab world does not give Israel the oil its own gas fields will not be able to sustain its requirement. It will not also be able to build up its strategic reserve, which is an absolute must since Israel lives with inimical Arab countries surrounding it. Therefore, it will have to depend on Russian oil that will have to be shipped in tankers. Quite an interesting time for strategic re-alignment.