Egyptian gas pipeline blown up again
The pipeline that transports natural gas from Egypt to Jordan was blown up
on Sunday morning for the first time in more than a year. The fire was quickly put out, but the flow of natural gas was interrupted (Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
Egyptian security officials say suspected
Islamic militants have bombed a natural gas pipeline to Jordan south of
the city of el-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula.
The attacks early Sunday on two points on
the pipeline started fires that were soon put out, but the flow of gas
was disrupted, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity
because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
The pipeline, designed to carry Egyptian
natural gas to Israel, Jordan, Syrian and Lebanon, has functioned
intermittently since the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian revolution
caused the security situation in the Sinai to deteriorate.
Due to shortages in Egypt, it currently only supplies gas to Jordan.
In another year or so, when Israel's natural gas capability starts coming online, this will matter a lot less than it does today.
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