Skip to comments.Blast hits Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel
Posted on 02/04/2012 10:45:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
CAIROAn explosion hit a gas pipeline running from Egypt to Israel Sunday, witnesses and state television reported.
The pipeline, which also supplies gas to Jordan, has come under attack at least 12 times since Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was toppled in 2011.
The latest blast took place in the Massaeed area west of the Mediterranean coastal town of al-Arish. Gas pumping was stopped after the explosion.
Egypt's 20-year gas deal with Israel, signed in the Mubarak era, is unpopular with some Egyptians, with critics accusing Israel of not paying enough for the gas.
Previous explosions have sometimes led to weeks-long shutdowns along the pipeline, run by Egypt's gas transport company Gasco, a subsidiary of the national gas company EGAS.
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Bomb blasts in Egypt. Kind of like 4th of July fireworks...
Not too bright to sabotage about the only way the Egyptian government is making any kind of money.
I hate it when an explosion is humming along nicely, veers off and hits something. Especially pipelines.... Where do these people learn to write?...lol
Ah! More signs of the Arab Spring.
So if Israel isn’t paying enough for gas..I wonder how long this will translate to the U.S. not paying enough for gas?
We are so scr#wed. Thanks, Obama, for Keystone. You are a true visionary. /s
Anyone else hearing reports of an explosion near Bushehr Iran?
Guess it was just an earthquake?
Must be the Coptics.
Some dune critter was lighting a fatwa near the pipeline. real imbeciles..
You gotta love these clowns: they’re ticked off about not getting enough for their gas so they’re going to remedy it by eliminating all the revenue they’re getting. Yeah, that’ll show ‘em.
Unless you want to make it even more radical Islamist in nature.
Aren’t the various iterations of the “arab spring” interesting? Thanks to nobama and clintoon for the great foreign policy.
...the pipeline, which also supplies gas to Jordan, has come under attack at least 12 times since Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was toppled in 2011.
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