Gas Explosion in Sinai Peninsula

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 2/5/2011, Location: Africa

A massive fire triggered by an explosion at northern Sinai Peninsula occurred at a terminal in El-Arish used for filtering and quantities measurement of natural gas this explosion has affected the Egyptian gas pipeline (Arab Gas Pipeline) belonging to the Egyptian Company for Natural Gas (GASCO).

Arab Gas Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline in the Middle East. It exports Egyptian natural gas to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, with a separate line to Israel; the explosion affected the section that connects the gas to Jordan and Syria, which caused cut of gas transmition in this portion.

Supplies to Israel will also be cut as the entire supply to the region has to be shut-in to make repairs as a safety precaution.

There was no claim of responsibility, but the explosion occurred on the 11th day of anti-government protests, which swept across Egypt.the repair time is estimated from one to two weeks.

Egypt supplies Jordan with about 240 million cubic feet a day, or 2.48 billion cubic meters a year, of Egyptian gas at a preferential price via the Arab Gas Pipeline.

The Arab gas pipeline owned by the Egyptian Company for Natural Gas (GASCO) is one of the most important Arabic-Regional cooperation projects in the natural gas industry in the new decade of this century, the start signal for the flow of gas export was given in 27 July 2003, announcing the crossing of the Egyptian gas for the first time out of the borders and arriving to El Aqaba city in Jordan, then Egyptian gas passed to Jordanian lands, then to Syria in July 2008 and after that to Lebanon by the middle of September 2009 through the gas pipeline branch connecting Hems in central Syria and Lebanese city of Tripoli.


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