Islamists blew up Egypt’s natural gas pipeline in northern Sinai Tuesday morning.
All roads to the area have been closed.
The “Champions of Israel,” known in Arabic as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, previous has claimed responsibility for numerous bombings and attacks on Egyptian forces and has pledged its allegiance to the ISIS.
Every time the terrorists blow up the Egyptian gas pipeline, it benefits Israel, a more dependable source for natural gas that is being pumped from off-short energy fields discovered in recent years.
However, Israeli authorities still can’t make up their minds over an agreement what Israel’s Delek Group and its partner Noble Energy, based in the United States, can buy the Leviathan off-short energy field.
Anti-trust officials said Tuesday morning they told representatives of Delek and Noble they are ”considering” whether the purchase establishes them as an illegal cartel.