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EGAS halts pumping of gas to Idku plant

The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding company (EGAS) has stopped pumping gas to the Idku liquefaction plant operated by British Gas and GDF Suez, as a result of the increased use of gas by power stations, according to a senior official at EGAS. He added that since last year, the quantity of gas pumped from EGAS …

Mohamed Adel

Egypt looks to secure LNG production and supply

  With its significant reserves of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Egypt has been a key exporter for regional consumers over the past decade but with growing domestic consumption and a number of fiscal constraints, the country has been looking to secure additional supplies by expanding LNG capacity. In May the Egyptian government signed a letter …

Daily News Egypt

EGAS says it is owed EGP 16bn by industrial sector

Debts owed to Egyptian gas holding company EGAS for quantities of gas obtained by the industrial sector reached EGP 16bn by the end of July, according to a senior company official. Factories were notified in February that gas supplies will be cut in the event of non-payment of debts, but no significant measures have been …

Mohamed Adel

Dues owed to foreign oil and gas companies reach $6.3bn in July

Dues owed to foreign oil companies reached a total of $6.3bn this July, compared to $6bn at the end of April, according to Tareq Al-Mula, president of the Egypt General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC). The government will pay at least $1.5bn of these receivables to these foreign companies by the end of the year 2014, according …

Mohamed Adel

Unsustainable solutions to unsustainability

Subsidy reform was inevitable. That’s what President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his supporters said this week when fuel prices were raised and taxes on some consumer goods were hiked. And they aren’t wrong. The “social contract” between the government and its people has clearly become unsustainable as deficits increased, especially over the past three years. …

Basil El-Dabh