Middle East & Africa Trade

January 2018

Egypt’s falling LNG demand will remain a noticeable trend in MEA trade in 2018.

The startup of Zohr in December 2017 is weighing on Egypt’s LNG imports, which have been under pressure from rising gas output from the Nooros and West Nile Delta projects. Egypt imported 6.18 mt of the fuel in 2017, marking a year-on-year fall of 17.6%. The country imported 260,000 tons in December, which was a 54.4% decline on an annual basis. GGA forecasts Egypt’s LNG imports will fall by more than 20%...

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