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Blast Severs Egypt Gas Supplies To Israel And Jordan

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Gunmen bombed an Egyptian gas pipeline in the Sinai peninsula on Monday, cutting supplies to Israel and Jordan, a security official said.

It was the third time in five months that such incident is taking place.

The pipeline is located in the Bir al-Abd area, 80 kilometres from the north Sinai town of El-Arish. According to AFP, there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Jordan, which buys 95 percent of its energy needs, imports about 240 million cubic feet of Egyptian natural gas a day, or 80 percent of its electricity requirements. Egypt supplies about 40 percent of Israel’s natural gas which is used to produce electricity.

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