Incident marks 8th attack on pipeline which carries gas through Sinai and on to Jordan and Israel.
By Reuters

Saboteurs blew up a gas pipeline 60 km (37 miles) west of the Egyptian town of al-Arish in northern Sinai on Friday, the latest in series of attacks, state news agency MENA reported.

The blast caused little damage and did not start a fire because little gas was flowing through the pipeline at the time due to repair work from a previous attack, MENA said.
Egypt gas pipeline blast – AP

One of the Egypt pipeline blasts.
Photo by: AP

The pipeline, which supplies gas to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel was last attacked on Nov. 10. The latest was the seventh since the revolt that ousted President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, although the pipeline was first attacked a few days earlier.

No group has claimed responsibility for the sabotage.

Egypt has a 20-year deal to export natural gas deal to Israel. It is unpopular with the Egyptian public and critics say Israel was not paying enough for the gas.