Jordan hunkers down as Egyptian gas supplies disrupted

02.05.2011                      28.Nisan, 5771                      Holocaust-Tag; Tag 13 des Omer

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Jordan hunkers down as Egyptian gas supplies disrupted

Israel was also hit by explosion at El Arish gas center, but Jordan is more vulnerable to cut-offs because relies heavily on Egypt for gas.

Jordanian energy minister, Khalid Touqan, said he expected deliveries to resume in two weeks after an explosion blamed on sabotage by unknown elements destroyed a gas distribution center near the Egyptian town of El Arish last Wednesday. But Jordanians aren’t optimistic that the days of cheap and plentiful gas will come back anytime soon as Cairo seeks to renegotiate terms and to direct more of its gas to growing domestic needs….