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.

Egypt gas pipeline blast 311 (photo credit: REUTERS)
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.
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.
‘Sinai Beduin pressure Egypt to maintain gas cut to Israel'
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.