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Egypt gas pipeline to Israel attacked again

Oil&Gas Materials 30 July 2011 17:06
Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel was attacked Saturday, as witnesses said they heard heavy gunfire at the gas station that was destroyed in an attack earlier this month,
Egypt gas pipeline to Israel attacked again

Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel was attacked Saturday, as witnesses said they heard heavy gunfire at the gas station that was destroyed in an attack earlier this month, reported dpa.

Witnesses said the station had not been repaired since the blast earlier in July.

The gunfire spread panic among people in the area.

This is the third attack on the pipeline this month and the fifth since the ouster of president Hosny Mubarak in February.

No group claimed responsibility for the blasts.

Gas exports to Israel are unpopular in Egypt, which has been sending gas under preferential terms to Israel since 2008 in terms of a 15-year deal.

Six former Egyptian officials, including former petroleum minister Sameh Fahmi, were charged in April with harming the public interest and corruption related to the deal.

Egyptian officials have been trying to amend the deal since Mubarak was forced out.

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