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Oil May Have Been Discovered Near Petach Tikvah; Government Will Start Survey

The possibility that oil has been discovered near Petach Tikvah, one of the satellite towns of Tel Aviv, was reported here today. The government is expected to start a geological survey.

Workers at a quarry yesterday struck a gas pocket and later came upon oily, lumpy soil. Oil has frequently been discovered under similar conditions in other countries, it was pointed out here.