Government mulls return to dirty fuels after third attack on gas pipeline

05.07.2011                      03.Tammus, 5771

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Government mulls return to dirty fuels after third attack on gas pipeline

Attack on Egypt pipeline shuts down production; last two attacks knocked out service for total of 80 days.

Seven years after the advent of the natural gas era in Israel, the government is mulling a return to generating electricity with the use of costlier, dirtier fuels because of the unreliability of the Egyptian supply.
At 1:30 A.M. yesterday, saboteurs blew up the pipeline feeding Israel for the third time this year, completely knocking out the supply of Egyptian gas once again….