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Egypt cuts off natural gas deliveries to Israel

Egypt’s energy companies have terminated a long-term deal to supply Israel with gas after the cross-border pipeline sustained months of sabotage since a revolt last year, a stakeholder in the deal said on Sunday… Before the sabotage, Egypt supplied about 40 percent of Israel’s natural gas, which is the country’s main energy source. Israeli officials have said the country was at risk of facing summer power outages due to energy shortages. It is the second such attack in a month on the pipeline, south of the town of El-Arish (see map), just 30 miles (50km) from the border with Israel. The pipeline has frequently been targeted, including an attack on 5 February during the uprising that forced Hosni Mubarak from power. Read more…

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