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Petroleum Ministry agrees to sign revolving Letter of Credit for Zohr

Posted: August 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Petroleum Ministry moves to reassure Eni over Zohr. The Petroleum Ministry has agreed to add a requirement to its agreement with Eni over the Zohr field requiring the state to open a revolving letter of credit facility worth the equivalent of Eni’s stake in production, Al Borsa reported. The move, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla […]

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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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Ganope launches International Bid Round for oil and gas exploration in Western Desert and Gulf of Suez

Posted: August 1, 2016 at 1:57 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Egypt’s state-owned Ganoub El-Wadi Petroleum Holding Company (Ganope) issued a new international tender for oil and gas drilling and exploration in 10 sectors in the southern areas of the Western Desert and Gulf of Suez. Egyptian oil minister Tarek El-Molla stated Sunday that the bid includes five areas notably in West Gabal El Zeit, South […]

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Egypt signs two exploration agreements with IPR and Mediterra

Posted: July 26, 2016 at 3:32 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek al-Molla, signed two agreements for oil and gas exploration in upper Egypt with U.S. company IPR and Cyprus subsidiary Mediterra, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. The agreements include the drilling of three exploration wells located in sectors 7 and 8 in the country’s southern […]

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$400m dues owed to RWE for its stake in Suez Oil Company fields

Posted: July 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm   /   Oil & Gas

RWE’s contract in Gulf of Suez concession ends in July 2017; with no request for renewal. The Ministry of Petroleum owes its German partner RWE $400m in dues in exchange for its stake in oil and gas from concession areas. A source in the petroleum sector revealed to Daily News Egypt the real reason behind […]

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Egypt reduces arrears owed to foreign oil companies to $3.4 billion

Posted: July 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Egypt has reduced the arrears it owes foreign oil companies to $3.4 billion in 2015/16 from $3.5 billion a year earlier, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla told Reuters on Monday. El Molla also said that Egypt received crude oil and natural gas from the foreign partners’ share during 2015/16 worth $5.4 billion. Egypt paid them […]

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Apache extends Western Desert oil drilling for five years with $40m investment

Posted: June 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm   /   Oil & Gas

American wildcat oil and gas exploration firm Apache Corporation has agreed a five-year extention to its Khalda-2 drilling concession in the Western Desert, with an expected investment of US$40 million. The agreement was signed by Petroleum Minister Tarek al-Molla, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation’s Chief Executive Tarek al-Hadidy and David Chi, the Vice-President of Apache. […]

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Kuwait holds talks with Petroleum Ministry to refine oil in Egypt

Posted: June 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm   /   Oil & Gas

A delegation from Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) had talks with the Egyptian petroleum minister over the possibility of refining the Kuwaiti oil in Egyptian refineries, according to a statement issued on Friday. The studies included the increase of shipping and storage facilities in SUMED’s location in Ain Sukhna and Sidi Kerir, as well as raising […]

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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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EGAS wins case over gas cuts at Damietta LNG plant

Posted: June 14, 2016 at 8:28 pm   /   Oil & Gas

The Paris-based International Court of Arbitration has ruled that Egypt’s state gas board EGAS will not have to pay a $270 million fine related to gas cuts at its foreign-owned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, the petroleum ministry said on Tuesday. The Damietta LNG plant filed a complaint with the International Chamber of Commerce in […]

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