Egypt to renew natural gas flow to Israel
Gas remains cut off month after terror attack; Egyptian gov't stopped gas renewal citing price issues with Jordan, Beduin opposition.
By GLOBES, JPOST.COM STAFF
March 13, 2011 18:19
Egypt gas pipeline blast 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG) today told its customers that it is gradually resuming gas supplies starting Monday.
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The supply was cut off on February 5, shortly after the Egyptian uprising began, following a terror attack on the pipeline between Suez and El Arish. Since then EMG has five times announced the resumption of supplies only to postpone the date.
Most recently there had been reports of Beduin opposition groups staging
protests against flow resumption, as well as Egyptian officials working
with the Jordanian government to raise rates.
EMG built the gas pipeline from El Arish in the Sinai to Ashkelon in 2008 at a cost of $460 million.