February 27, 2011 / 7:45 PM / 7 years ago

UPDATE 1-Egypt gas to Israel to resume by March 4 -Ampal

NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Egyptian gas supplies to East Mediterranean Gas and its clients in Israel are expected to resume by March 4, Ampal-American Israel Corp AMPL.O AMPL.TA said on Sunday.

Ampal, which has a 12.5 percent interest in East Mediterranean Gas, said the Egyptian National Gas Company said repair works on a pipeline, damaged in an explosion and subsequent fire earlier this month, were continuing.

The repair work and resumption of gas supplies was previously expected around Feb. 17.

Egyptian state television and local government officials had reported saboteurs blew up a pipeline that runs through Egypt’s North Sinai, disrupting flows to Israel and Jordan after Islamists called on militants to exploit the unrest that led to the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. (Reporting by Ritsuko Ando; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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