Bombed natural gas station to be fixed in 2 weeks

The natural gas station bombed by unknown assailants last week will be repaired within two weeks, the Petroleum Ministry has announced.

Hassan al-Mahdy, chairman of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, said the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the government want the station fixed as soon as possible to send a message to the assailants that repeated blasts will not prevent the government from meeting its international obligations.

Mahdy told Al-Masry Al-Youm that fixing the pipeline quickly will bolster Egypt's position in negotiations to amend prices of natural gas exports to Israel and stop Israel from seeking international arbitration on the issue.

Mahdy said the Egyptian government hired a French law office for any future legal implications for the suspension of gas exports to Israel.

Israel began to prosecute Egypt internationally after the exports were suspended for more than 200 days this year.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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