Skip to comments.UPDATE 2-Saboteurs attack Egypt-Israel gas pipeline-TV
Posted on 02/05/2011 12:19:17 AM PST by No One Special
* State TV says lines to Jordan, Israel affected
* Islamist groups called for pipeline attack - SITE
* Security source say army closes main source of flow
CAIRO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Saboteurs blew up a pipeline that runs through Egypt's North Sinai and supplies gas to Israel, state television and other sources reported on Saturday.
State TV quoted an official as saying that the "situation is very dangerous and explosions were continuing from one spot to another" along the pipeline.
"It is a big terrorist operation", a state TV reporter said.
A security source said the Egyptian army closed the main source of gas supplying the pipeline.
"The armed forces and the authorities managed to close the main source of flow and are trying to control the fires," the source said.
Israel's National Infrastructure Ministry said it was looking into the incident.
Egypt is a modest gas exporter, using pipelines to export gas to Israel and also to Jordan and other regional states. It also exports via liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities on its north coast, but those are not in the Sinai region.
State television said the pipeline that was attacked supplied both the Israeli and Jordanian gas lines.
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FNC just reported the blast was caused by a gas leak.
Can’t wait for the MSM to blame this on “pro-Mubarak” forces, as always.
In this case, that's probably true...
So how supportive of regime change “yesterday” is Obama today?
The news is not comforting this from last night and this AM, a good cup (full) of coffee is. Still attempting to get the hot coffee to mouth is difficult. Thanks for info.
should be missing this in sentence.
Nothing less and it's being pushed by our Muzlim in Chief...
This could get uglier real fast.
Our big 0 lifted the US ban on the MB leader. It seems obvious to me whose side America has chosen. Now we’ve leRnes he gave over sensitive info about tridents to the Russians . He’s defying court orderson gulf drilling and will surely do so on healthcare. We havea huge problem and we better start speaking up while we still can.
‘Course, the Palis get THEIR gas from it too, but I guess their ‘brothers’ didn’t think about THAT.
I heard a similar report except it was an accident at a pumping station. The trouble is I don't trust any of the media reports anymore. The media spin is so heavy on virtually everything that they could be suppressing a terrorist report.
This is the same media that squashed the VP assassination attempt story for days and days and still isn't running with it.
At what moment in time, will you be celebrating the day when they eventually come over here to destroy us?
The Iranians don’t waste any time.
Yes, it was a gas leak.........the one that happened after the RPG hit it.
What if it wasn’t the Egyptians, but Palis, Hizbollah or Hamas operating under the guise of Egypt’s unrest?
Probably got their “pro-democracy” bombs from Billy and Bernadine during their most recent visit.
Israel I pray for thee to show wisdom.
Israel I pray for thee to show restraint.
Israel, I pray you do the right thing!
What's next for Egypt? Will they stop exploring and drilling for gas and oil next? Will the next step be nationalizing their industry? Massive regulation of their banks and health care?
When they completely stop their energy industry in the Sinai, maybe they can rename it Anwar (sic).
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