Officials said the gas facility in the Sinai Peninsula was damaged by an
explosion on Feb. 5 attributed to sabotage, Middle East Newsline reported.
They said the Sheik Zwayed
terminal was shut down, blocking the flow of energy to Jordan and Israel for
at least a week.
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"This fire is an act of sabotage, but the situation is under control
after valves allowing the flow of gas from the terminal into pipelines were
shut off," North Sinai Gov. Abdul Wahab Mabrouk said.
The alleged attack on the terminal, which resulted in a huge blaze, took
place amid calls by many in the Egyptian opposition to end gas
supplies to Israel. Egyptian gas was said to generate 80 percent of Jordan's