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Egypt resumes natural gas supply to Israel, say reports

JERUSALEM: Egypt resumed pumping natural gas to Israel on Friday after supplies were halted in April following an attack on a pipeline, Israeli media reports said. Experimental testing on the pumping of gas to Israel and Jordan began on Tuesday after repairs were made to the pipeline that was attacked in April, Ampal-American Israel Corp …


Official denies resumption of gas export to Israel, Jordan

AL-ARISH: Senior security official denied media reports about the resumption of gas exports to Israel and Jordan, saying the destroyed pipeline and station haven’t been repaired yet. The North Sinai official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that there are ongoing negotiations between officials in Egypt, Israel and Jordan to sell gas at international …


Egypt reviews re-start of gas exports to Israel

CAIRO: Egypt is reviewing the timetable for resuming gas exports to Israel and wants to negotiate more flexible contracts with foreign gas buyers, the Egyptian oil minister said on Thursday. Asked when Egypt would resume the exports, Petroleum Minister Abdullah Ghorab said the issue was "under review". He was speaking at a meeting of the …


US investors to seek legal action against Egypt to resume Israel gas flow

CAIRO: US investors in the East Mediterranean Gas Co. (EMG) are seeking international arbitration against Egypt’s government to ensure gas flow to Israel resumes, a US partner in EMG said on Monday. “We don’t think there is a political decision to stop gas exports to Israel, but rather a problem in the decision making process …


Egypt ready to resume gas exports to Israel

CAIRO: Ampal-American Israel Corporation said Tuesday that the Egyptian gas valve station damaged by an attack on April 27 has been repaired and is ready for gas transmission. The East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG), in which Ampal holds a 12.5 percent stake, advised the company that the gas valve is expected to be up and …


Egypt detains ex-energy minister over Israel gas deal

By Dina Zayed/Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s public prosecutor on Thursday ordered former energy minister Sameh Fahmy and five other senior energy officials detained for questioning into a natural gas deal with Israel the government is reviewing. The prosecutor’s decision comes amid a widening crackdown on graft during the 30-year rule of deposed president Hosni Mubarak by the …


Egypt seeks to amend terms of Israel gas exports

CAIRO: Egypt is trying to amend natural gas export deals with a number of countries, particularly Israel, and plans to rejig subsidies on petroleum products. Petroleum Minister Abdullah Ghorab said media campaigns and public disapproval of gas exports were sufficient basis for negotiating greater benefits to Egypt, the official MENA news agency reported on Sunday. …


Renewed Egypt gas flow to Israel delayed

JERUSALEM: Shipments of Egyptian gas to Israel, which were due to resume on Thursday after an attack on a pipeline in Sinai, have been delayed until later in the month, one of the pipeline’s owners said. Gas imports to Israel were halted as a precaution on Feb. 5 following an attack on a pipeline supplying …


Egypt gas supply to Israel to resume in Feb: Ampal

TEL AVIV: Egyptian gas supplies to East Mediterranean Gas Co (EMG) and its Israeli clients were expected to resume later this month following delays in pipeline repair work, Ampal-American Israel Corp said on Wednesday. Ampal, a holding company, has a 12.5 percent interest in EMG. The Egyptian National Gas Co told EMG the delay in …


Egypt gas flow to Israel to resume Feb. 17: investor

JERUSALEM: Shipments of Egyptian gas to Israel are to resume on Feb. 17 following a weekend attack on a pipeline in northern Sinai, an investor in the pipeline said on Tuesday. In a statement, Ampal-American Israel Corporation — which owns 12.5 percent of the East Mediterranean Gas Company that owns the pipeline — said it …


Fire at Egypt metering station caused gas cut to Israel: company

TEL AVIV: Gas supplies from Egypt to Israel could resume within a week after a fire at a gas metering station, an Israeli partner in the pipeline said on Sunday, without referring to sabotage as reported in Egypt. Egyptian state television and local government officials said on Saturday saboteurs had blown up a pipeline that …


Saboteurs attack Egypt-Israel gas pipeline: TV

CAIRO: Saboteurs blew up a pipeline that runs through Egypt’s North Sinai and supplies gas to Israel, state television reported on Saturday, although it was not immediately clear what impact the blast had on gas flows. "Saboteurs took advantage of the security situation and blew up the gas pipeline," a state television correspondent reported, saying …


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