Egyptian officials said the bombing that targeted a gas pipeline in northern Sinai Peninsula occurred in the section that connects the gas to Jordan.
The Israeli radio said the blast was not aimed at supply of Egyptian gas to Israel, but it was stopped as a precaution.
The Egyptian security sources confirmed that the line is subjected to an act of sabotage, and that the army and the authorities managed to close the main source that connects the gas pipeline, and is surrounded by the fire broke out because of the explosion.
The Egyptian state television announced Saturday morning that the "terrorists"had targeted the pipeline for natural gas-Arish, North Sinai, which led to a fire in it.
The TV reporter said that the situation is very serious and explosions moving from one location to another.
With press sources indicated that the explosion was so powerful and could be heard in Gaza Strip next to the Peninsula.
The sources said that the line starts from the port of Port Said, near El Arish is divided into two sections, one for the transfer of gas to Jordan and the other to Sheikh Zuwaid and then to a gas station in Israel.
This comes at a time when Egypt is witnessing a wave of protests demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Israel gets 40% of the consumption of natural gas from Egypt, under a deal concluded after a decade of the Camp David peace accords between Egypt and Israel.