Egypt has started to export gas to Jordan again after a 45-day stoppage to the pipeline that carries the fuel.

The stoppage was caused by a blast to the pipeline on 27 April and caused Jordan to run its power generation facilities on heavy fuel oil and reportedly cost the country about $4m a day.

Differing reports as to what caused the blast have emerged, with reports of both a gas leak and an explosive device emerging over the past few weeks.

Jordan exports all of its gas via the pipeline from Egypt under an agreement signed by the two nations in 2001.