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

Egypt is confident it will restart LNG exports in the future, but until then domestic problems mean there will be little activity Egypt is confident it will restart LNG exports in the future, but until then domestic problems mean there will be little activity.
By Rachel Williamson 15 July 2016 Middle East & Africa / LNG 0 21100
A jetty at Egypt’s Idku LNG plant. The country is likely to ship few cargoes before 2020. (BG Group)

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 anonymous, said he expected LNG exports to resume after 2020.

He said occasional cargoes – such as the two sent this year from the only Idku train that remains operational...