Egypt hopes to reach gas market balance in 2018, to export by 2020
Egypt hopes its gas market will be balanced in 2018 and expects to begin exporting gas by 2020, EGAS chief Mohamed Al-Masry said on Wednesday at the Egypt Petroleum Show EGYPS in Cairo.
Al-Masry also said 2018 will be the last year for Egypt to import gas for the domestic market.
Egypt has gone from exporting energy to being a net importer as domestic output has failed to keep pace with rising demand.
Al-Masry said BP’s North Alexandria field is on a fast track and will be ahead of schedule by six months.