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$15bn deals signed to export Israeli natural gas to Egypt

Two 10-years agreements, worth $15bn, to export Israeli natural gas to Egypt were signed on Monday. The agreements between Delek Drilling and Noble Energy—the operators of Israel’s largest natural gas fields Tamar and Leviathan—and the Egyptian company Dolphinus Holdings, will supply Egypt with 7bn cubic metres of gas annually, according to the press statement issued …

Mohamed Samir

81.5% of world’s proven crude oil reserves located in OPEC member countries 

Middle Eastern countries contributed to the majority, 65.5%, of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)’s total production in 2016, according to the OPEC Annual Statistical Bulletin 2017. OPEC’s proven oil reserves currently stand at about 1.216tn barrels, with Venzuela, Saudi Arabia, and Iran the top three countries in term of reserves with 302bn …

Daily News Egypt

Agreement between Petroleum Ministry, BHGE to market petroleum exploration

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla signed a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Petroleum and Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE) to launch a project to create an Egyptian portal for the marketing of petroleum exploration areas electronically. This agreement came in order to attract investments from international companies and promote these …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s petroleum minister meets Algerian counterpart to improve bilateral cooperation

Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla met with his Algerian counterpart Mustapha Guitouni to discuss possible projects through cooperation between the two countries. El-Molla explained that the two countries have an extensive history of cooperation, especially in terms of exporting Algerian petroleum products to fulfil Egyptian needs. These exports include liquefied petroleum gas exports as part …

Mohamed Samir

Eastern Mediterranean gas hub: source for regional harmony or dissension 

The Eastern Mediterranean region has become a hotspot of international energy discussions in the last decade, following a series of large-scale gas discoveries off the coasts of Egypt, Cyprus, and Israel. To utilise such potential, with confirmed reserves of about 2,000bn cubic metres (bcm) of gas, plenty of export and regional cooperation scenarios are being …

Mohamed Samir

Toyota-Orascom-GD France alliance wins tender for wind farm in Gulf of Suez

The Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (Egypt ERA) granted the Toyota-Orascom-GD France alliance a 20-year license to produce electricity from a wind farm in the Gulf of Suez. The project will generate 250 MW with investments of €250m. Sources from Egypt ERA said that a technical committee from the agency studied the …

Mohamed Farag

34% increase in fuel subsidies costs in H1 FY 2017/18: El-Molla

The costs of fuel subsidies grew by 34% in the first half (H1) of the fiscal year (FY) 2017/18, to reach EGP 51bn, increasing from EGP 38bn,  Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla told Reuters on Wednesday.   El-Molla added that despite the witnessed increase in subsidies costs, the subsidies bill is still EGP 4bn below …

Mohamed Samir