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Israel says received bids from Greek, Indian firms to explore offshore

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(Reuters) - said on Wednesday it received bids to explore for and gas in its economic waters from Greece's Energean and a consortium of Indian firms including Videsh, PetroResources, Corp and

hoped it would draw 2-3 foreign firms to come drill in 24 new offshore blocks in its latest bidding round that opened a year ago.

Israel's Energy Ministry said it would spend the coming weeks examining each bidder's offer and work plan before making a final decision.

It said it will hold another bidding round next year.

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch)

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 19:04 IST