Exploration & Production

Egypt’s LNG exports hinge on exploration success

Egypt's existing gas projects are set to feed domestic demand, meaning the scale of the country's LNG export revival will depend on further exploration success Egypt's existing gas projects are set to feed domestic demand, meaning the scale of the country's LNG export revival will depend on further exploration success.
By Fatima Sadouki 17 January 2019 0 33843
Egypt's Idku LNG plant. (Shell)

The key issue: With existing projects ramping up production to meet domestic requirements, Egypt’s return to significant net LNG exports this year will depend on a number of factors as Cairo hones its plan to become a regional gas hub.

Interfax analysis: Egypt’s gas renaissance is expected to gather pace in 2019 following a year of growth spurred by the giant Zohr field. 

Zohr will continue to drive growth in Egyptian gas production in the coming months. The Eni-operated project started up in late 2017...