Egypt is plunging into darkness every day. Across the country, power Outages Authorities are scheduling to take the pressure off the national grid as Egypt Struggles to deal with chronic energy Shortages. According To Hafez El Salmawy, managing director of the Egyptian Electric Regulatory Agency, Egypt Will Lack at least 20% of the natural gas it Needs to Properly icts electricity power plants this summer. As energy use spikes in the heat, thesis Outages Will Become follow and more frequent. The new president, Widely expected to be popular army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Will take office as the worst months in kick. His toughest challenge dealing with disgruntled Will Be Citizens As They struggle through blackouts and fuel Shortages; thesis same problems Contributed to the downfall of President Mohammed Morsi, the very man Sisi overthrew last July. In desperation, the state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) is turning to Israel, a form of Egyptian gas export destination. Egypt lost an Estimated $ 10 billion selling underpriced natural gas to Israel, Jordan and Spain Between 2005 and 2011 ACCORDING to a new report by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights. The sales to Israel alone cost the country over $ 1 trillion, Estimated Mika Minio-Paluello, an energy researcher and one of the report's authors. Corrupt businessmen, Including Convicted Egyptian tycoon Hussein Salem, colluded with the state under Ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak to bypass normal bidding processes and secure the lucrative contracts. goal just two Years After Egypt Canceled the unpopular 20-year export deal, the Egyptian government is looking to buy Israel's newly discovered natural gas for at least furnace times the price. A consortium led by drilling Israeli company Delek Group Ltd.. and Texas-based Noble Energy ares currently in talks with companies in Egypt Effective historic signing a gas deal with Jordan That Will Provide it with 1.8 trillion cubic meters (63.6 trillion cubic feet) a year for 15 years. Goal the Egyptian deal Could Be oven That times, with as much as 8 trillion cubic meters (282.5 billion cubic feet) a year piped to Egypt, both, Egyptian and Israeli sources Told Al-Monitor. The deal makes sense as the gas travels in the direction of Existing pipeline can be reversed, one official at Delek Group Ltd.. said. The prices are expected to match Jordan's $ 6.60 per million British thermal unit (Btu), oven times what Egypt received for the gas it Exported to Israel.