Cairo courts Gazprom explorers

Cairo would like to see Gazprom involved in prospecting and exploration in Egypt, Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has said.
By Staff reporter 6 March 2017 0 24499

Cairo would like to see Gazprom involved in prospecting and exploration in Egypt, Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said during a meeting with Russian Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko.

"Russia has the company Gazprom and so we would be very happy if it worked in Egypt in what concerns prospecting for mineral resources.

It would be very important for us," Ismail said.

The Arab Spring led to a considerable decline in Egyptian gas production, with the country’s gas output dropping to 45.6 billion cubic metres in 2015 compared...

Log in or register for a free trial to continue reading this article

Already a subscriber?

If you already have a subscription, sign in to continue reading this article.

Sign in

Not a subscriber?

To access our premium content, you or your organisation must have a paid subscription. Sign up for free trial access to demo this service. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)20 3004 6203 and one of our representatives would be happy to walk you through the service.

Sign up