This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Another explosion hits Egypt-Israel-Jordan gas pipeline

16 April 2012

An explosion has hit the Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan on Monday for the 14th time since the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, security sources have said. The blast took place early on April 9 in the northern Sinai at the entrance of the coastal town of Al-Arish. The pipeline has been shut since an explosion on 5 February.

An earlier attack on the pipeline near Al-Arish
An earlier attack on the pipeline near Al-Arish

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks on the installation that crosses the increasingly volatile Sinai Peninsula. Security in Sinai was relaxed after the fall of Mubarak in 2011 as the police presence thinned out across Egypt.
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 fuel.
Previous explosions sometimes have forced shutdowns lasting weeks of the pipeline run by Gasco, a subsidiary of the Egyptian national gas company Egas.
Egypt said in November it would tighten security along the pipeline by installing alarms and recruiting security patrols from Bedouin tribesmen in the area.


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page