09.02.2011 05.Adar l, 5771
Israel spending extra $1.5m a day after Egypt gas line explosion
Electric Corporation costs rise in the aftermath of the Sinai pipeline bomb.
The interruption to Egyptian gas exports is forcing the Israel Electric Corporation to spend an additional $1.5 million a day on alternative fuels, said National Infrastructure Ministry director general Shaul Zemach yesterday.
The Egyptians halted gas exports after the pipeline to Jordan and Syria was bombed Saturday. The entire system needed to be shut so it could cool down, industry sources said. Gas exports are expected to resume within the next week, however….