Egyptian gas supplies to Israel to resume Feb. 17

Christopher E. Smith
OGJ Pipeline Editor

HOUSTON, Feb. 8 -- East Mediterranean Gas Co. advised Ampal-American Israel Corp. that Egyptian National Gas Co. (Egas) expects to be supplying pipeline gas to EMG and therefore to EMG’s Israeli clients by Feb. 17.

Ampal owns a 12.5% interest in EMG.

Ampal announced Feb. 6 that an explosion and fire in a metering station along the 10.3 billion cu m/year Arab Gas Pipeline from Egypt to Jordan, owned and operated by Egas subsidiary GASCO, had interrupted these supplies. The affected GASCO station is about 30 km from the EMG line into which it feeds. GASCO is repairing a 200-m long segment of its line which was damaged by heat from the explosion.

Neither EMG's interconnect site its pipeline were damaged.

Contact Christopher E. Smith at

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