Egypt Blames Israel for Power Blackouts

(DPA-Ha'aretz) - An Egyptian government official at the Ministry of Electricity has blamed a natural gas deal with Israel for the country's power cuts, the independent daily al-Shorouq reported Wednesday. Power outages have plagued many of Egypt's cities, with demand heightened by a summer heat wave. Mohamed Awad, head of the Electricity Holding Company, confirmed that recent power cuts were a result of the Ministry of Petroleum not providing electricity plants with enough natural gas.

2010-08-19 08:42:02

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