CAIRO: An oil transportation pipeline in South Ras Gharib city in the Red Sea was on fire, Youm7 reported Thursday evening.
Civil protection forces arrived at the site to put out the fires while investigations are being conducted to know the reason behind the incident, said head of Red Sea police directorate. No causalities have been reported yet.
On May 24, a gas pipeline in North Sinai leading to Israel was blown up by unknown militants, according to al-Shourok newspaper; the explosion was the 23rd of its kind since the January 25 Revolution.
In 2004, Egypt signed a gas contract with Israel; a deal that was strongly opposed by several political powers since the revolution in 2011.