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A Fast-Approaching Future: Interview with Tarek El-Molla (

Posted: November 23, 2017 at 4:29 pm   /   Oil & Gas

By Giancarlo Strocchia Interview with Tarek El-Molla, Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Thanks to major gas discoveries in the Mediterranean and a vast infrastructure upgrade plan for its crude oil conversion system, Egypt has the opportunity to become a regional energy hub and reach its goal of energy self-sufficiency by 2018. Cordiality and […]

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Infographic: Egypt Energy Snapshot (

Posted: April 20, 2017 at 9:42 pm   /   Electricity & Power

ABO Oil Book Egypt (Source:

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Egypt: Energy reform underway (

Posted: February 9, 2017 at 6:53 pm   /   Oil & Gas

By March 2017, Cairo will reorganize the oil industry and Egypt’s national energy company EGPC, whilst adhering to the demands of the International Monetary Fund, which is preparing to grant the second tranche of the $12 billion loan. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has ensured that Egypt is complying with its commitments to economic policy […]

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Mediterranean Sea: from gas new opportunities for integration (

Posted: January 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm   /   Oil & Gas

By Costanza Concetti. The new found hydrocarbon resources in the Mediterranean may represent the pretext for long-awaited regional integration. With Eni’s discovery offshore Egypt of the Zohr Field, whose 850 bcm of lean gas make it the largest gas trove in the Mediterranean to date, the Eastern Mediterranean has officially become a viable supply basin […]

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Infographic: The natural gas advance in the Middle East (

Posted: December 24, 2016 at 8:08 pm   /   Oil & Gas


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Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean: "pragmatism" is the watchword (

Posted: November 10, 2016 at 2:07 pm   /   Oil & Gas

By Nicoló Sartori. While it is clear to many that gas in the Eastern Mediterranean is an opportunity for the entire region, it is equally clear that concrete initiatives on the industrial plan must be launched in adequate times and manner. In recent years, the development of gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean has fueled […]

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The East Mediterranean gas revolution (

Posted: October 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm   /   Oil & Gas

By Nicoló Sartori. The recent discoveries give the region an unprecedented opportunity to foster cooperation on energy and its exports, as well as to reach for diplomatic ways to handle the region’s conflicts. The gas discoveries in the East Mediterranean have generated an outburst of enthusiasm, fostering an image of the region as a global […]

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The natural gas revolution (

Posted: July 15, 2016 at 3:37 pm   /   Oil & Gas

By Katherine A. Rasmussen. ABO discussed price trends, shale gas and the role of renewables with Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, at the 2016 EIA Energy Conference. In its capacity as a statistical agency, what does the EIA foresee happening to oil prices, and consequently to gas prices, in the near-term? […]

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ABO: Egypt dreams of new pipelines crossing the Red Sea

Posted: June 18, 2016 at 4:21 pm   /   Oil & Gas

The latest agreement between the government of Cairo and Aramco is just one of the pieces that make up Egyptian strategy, created to transform the country into a regional energy hub. The aim is ambitious but feasible with the financial help of the Gulf countries. Egypt could become a world class energy hub, not only […]

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Infographic: Eastern Mediterranean – A Sea of Gas (

Posted: June 6, 2016 at 1:49 pm   /   Oil & Gas

The evolution of the energy scenario following the discovery of the Zohr gas field. (Source:

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