Egypt sets sights on doubling natural gas output by 2020

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Three recently discovered major gas fields are expected to raise Egypt’s natural gas output by 50 percent in 2018 and 100 percent in 2020, the petroleum ministry said.

“The fields of Zohr, North Alexandria and Nooros are among the most important projects that will increase natural gasnproduction … and will contribute to (Egypt’s) natural gasn self-sufficiency by the end of 2018,” Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said in a statement, which set out the production
forecasts.

Egypt’s natural gas production rose to about 5.1 billion cubic feet per day in 2017 from 4.4 billion cubic feet in 2016 with the start of production from the first phase of BP’s <BP.L> North Alexandria project…

 

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