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Egypt eyes Idku LNG restart following Shell deal

Posted: October 9, 2016 at 7:46 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Egypt is slowly moving closer to restarting LNG exports following a deal with Shell to raise the volume of gas sent to the Idku LNG plant. Shell cut a deal with the Egyptian government in mid-September to send 3.54 million cubic metres per day to Idku from the company’s gas fields to compensate for some […]

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Edison begins drilling three wells in Idku, Abu Qir, North West El Gindi by January

Posted: October 4, 2016 at 2:08 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Italian energy firm Edison will begin drilling three at its concessions in Idku, Abu Qir, and North West El Gindi, head of business development Tarek Shalaby told Al Borsa. He also added that Edison and Qalaa Holdings are currently in negotiations with the oil and electricity ministries to build a 180 MW power plant in […]

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Shell's dues increase to $1.3bn from Burullus, Rashid gas returns

Posted: October 3, 2016 at 9:58 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Shell postponed the implementation of the 9B stage until the ministry commits to repaying outstanding debts, says source. The Ministry of Petroleum’s outstanding dues to the Royal Dutch Shell Company increased to $1.3bn from $1.1bn in July from the returns of the foreign partner’s gas share produced from Rashid and Burullus fields’ concessions, which BG […]

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Shell targets exporting liquified gas through Idku plant every 20 days

Posted: September 29, 2016 at 3:43 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Royal Dutch Shell exported a shipment of liquefied gas to world markets through Idku, a liquefaction plant affiliated to Royal Dutch Shell, in mid-September after receiving about 200m cubic feet per day from the Burullus field gas production. A senior source in the petroleum sector told Daily News Egypt that Shell aims to export a […]

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Major LNG exports by Egypt seen unlikely

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 2:25 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Even as production of natural gas rebounds next year, Egypt will have difficulty recovering its role as a steady exporter of LNG, says Facts Global Energy (FGE), London. The country’s production fell below 4 bscfd in July from 6 bscfd in 2009 but will reverse course as major developments start coming on stream. FGE cites: […]

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Shell and Egypt agree on repricing of Phase 9C gas

Posted: September 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Shell and Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources have reached an agreement on gas procing for one of Shell’s fields in the North African country. The two parties agreed to re-price gas produced in phase 9C from Burullus field, which came to Shell when it acquired BG. The repricing pegs phase 9C at the […]

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Egypt: The Eastern Mediterranean's Next Natural Gas Hub?

Posted: September 7, 2016 at 12:11 pm   /   Oil & Gas

On Aug. 31, Egypt and Cyprus signed a preliminary deal for an underwater pipeline. For Egypt, the deal is part of a broader strategy to position itself as a hub of energy development and consumption. • The eastern Mediterranean will attract great interest from international oil and natural gas companies over the next decade. • […]

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El-Molla: Idku and Damietta liquefaction plants to operate at full capacity by 2020/2021

Posted: August 7, 2016 at 11:26 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Petroleum Ministry agreed with Shell to adjust the 9B gas prices and export 125m cubic feet daily. The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources aims to rerun Idku and Damietta factories for liquefaction in their full capacity in order to export gas shipments to global markets by 2020/2021. Petroleum Minister Tarek El-Molla told Daily News […]

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Interfax: All quiet on Egypt’s LNG export front until after 2020

Posted: July 17, 2016 at 8:17 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Industry sources from inside and outside Egypt are confident the country can resume exporting LNG by the end of the decade. However, they have warned that the number of cargoes shipped from Idku will not rise out of single digits per year before then. A source from Egypt’s Ministry of Energy, who wished to remain […]

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Will Israeli natural gas flow in Egypt’s pipelines?

Posted: July 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm   /   Oil & Gas

A recent visit by Egypt’s Foreign Minister could signal potential cooperation between Israel and Egypt in the eastern Mediterranean gas fields. However, given domestic market needs mixed with a complicated history in Egypt-Israel business relations in the energy sector, the future remains unclear. In a rare trip, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry paid Israel a […]

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