Blast hits natural gas pipeline in Egypt’s North Sinai

SourceZawya
SectorOil & Gas
CountryEgypt

Blast hits natural gas pipeline in Egypt's North Sinai North Sinai local authorities said in a statement the fire had been extinguished and it had not affected gas supplies    A fire is seen on a gas pipeline in the Massaeed area west of the Mediterranean coastal town of al-Arish, North of Sinai. Image for illustrative purposes. Image used for illustrative purpose. CAIRO - A blast hit the Al Arish-Al Qantara natural gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, witnesses and local authorities said.Witnesses said flames and thick plumes of smoke rose from the pipeline, describing the scene from vantage points in and around the city of al-Arish.Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast on its Telegram channel without providing evidence.  Witnesses said flames and thick plumes of smoke rose from the pipeline, describing the scene from vantage points in and around the city of al-Arish.CAIRO - A blast hit the Al Arish-Al Qantara natural gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, witnesses and local authorities said.Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast on its Telegram channel without providing evidence.  North Sinai local authorities said in a statement the fire had been extinguished and it had not affected gas...read more...