Haaretz, Aug. 31, 2015

Bedouins watch as flames rise after gunmen blew up a terminal of the natural gas pipeline in Sinai.


the potential discovery could harm the chances of development of Israel’s own Leviathan field on time, because it was supposed to have relied on Egypt as a major customer for the gas. Indeed, that was supposed to pay for the field’s development. Leviathan’s partners hoped to sign a 15-year deal to export gas to the British Gas facility in northern Egypt, which, lacking local gas, has been shuttered for a long time.

The partners in another Israeli offshore field, Tamar, also hoped to export about a quarter of their gas to Egypt’s other natural gas plant, owned by Fenosa Gas, in which Eni is also a 40-percent partner.