EGYPT GAS SUPPLY DISRUPTION

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STORY: EGYPT GAS SUPPLY DISRUPTION DATELINE: Feb. 7, 2011 LENGTH: 0:00:54 LOCATION: Cairo VO Gas supplies from Egypt to Israel and Jordan remain cut for a third straight day after a fire at an Egyptian gas pipeline on Saturday. The supplies are not expected to resume until after a week. Egyptian state television and government officials said that saboteurs on Saturday blown up a pipeline that runs through Egypt's North Sinai, disrupting flows to Israel and Jordan. The disruption comes amid continuing unrest in Egypt where demonstrators demand President Hosni Mubarak to step down. The Egyptian Company for Natural Gas announced on Sunday that supplies won't resume until repair is done. That'll take roughly a week. The exact cause of the pipeline explosion is not clear but investigations are under way. In response, the Israeli government said on Sunday that the explosion would not affect local fuel supplies in the short run. But it has vowed to speed up development of a major Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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