EGYPT Update: Explosion on the Pipeline Supplying Israel

The pipeline delivering gas to Egypt Israel and Jordan was hit on the night of Monday to Tuesday, September 27 by an explosion following an attack by armed men .Egypt Explosion Gass supply

A man was injured in the attack, which took place near the Egyptian town of al-Arish in northern Sinai Peninsula.

Witnesses said three men in a van fired on gas installations.

This is the sixth attack in February last against the pipeline, with deliveries to Israel and Jordan have repeatedly been suspended because of the damage.

Controversial gas deal

Several attempted attacks were also thwarted. On 16 August four armed men were arrested as they prepared to detonate a gas terminal near al-Arish.

Egypt last month had strengthened its police and military in the Sinai to better secure the pipeline.

The new Egyptian authorities decided to review all agreements gas and open investigation of controversial contracts to sell gas to Israel , signed before the fall of President Hosni Mubarak on February 11.

Egypt provides 43% of natural gas consumed in Israel, where 40% of electricity is produced from this energy source.

Egyptian gas also covers 80% of Jordan’s needs for the production of electricity, 6.8 million cubic meters of gas daily imported.

This new attack comes at a difficult climate between Egypt and Israel, marked by the attack by demonstrators in the Israeli embassy in Cairo on September 9.

One response to “EGYPT Update: Explosion on the Pipeline Supplying Israel

  1. I especially like your last paragraph – and I did start a blog – two in fact – just a few months ago! I always write letters to my children at Christmas – sometimes more often, but at least once a year. They know their letters will be in their stockings! Probably wouldn’t do anything you said not to – just a little bit inhibited! But that’s just me. Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

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