Egypt Says Eni’s Giant Zohr Gas Field Starts First Production

By Salma El Wardany (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s Eni SpA-operated Zohr natural gas field has started production, bringing the country closer to its goal of energy self-sufficiency. Gas from the Mediterranean’s largest offshore field is pumped to a facility in Port Said city, to be prepared for delivery to the national distribution network, with initial production of 350 … [Read more...]

Egypt Sees Pilot Production at Eni’s Zohr Gas Field Starting Soon

By Salma El Wardany (Bloomberg) -- Pilot production at Egypt’s Eni SpA-operated Zohr natural gas field will begin “in the coming few days,” the oil ministry said, as the country nears its goal of commercial output from the biggest gas discovery in the Mediterranean Sea by the end of this year. Gas is being pumped from the national distribution system to test pipelines in … [Read more...]

Giant Mediterranean Gas Find Prompts Egypt to End LNG Imports in 2018

By Salma El Wardany (Bloomberg) -- Egypt will stop importing liquefied natural gas in 2018 and may eventually export gas after it starts producing this year at the giant Eni SpA-operated Zohr field off the country’s Mediterranean coast, Oil Minister Tarek El-Molla said. Gas from Zohr will mostly supply the domestic market, and the nation’s two existing gas-liquefaction … [Read more...]

Egypt Keeping Eni’s Giant Offshore Find for Itself

  By Maher Chmaytelli (Bloomberg) -- Egypt plans to keep all the natural gas produced at a giant field Eni SpA found off its Mediterranean coast to itself, heightening competition among gas producers in the Middle East and Africa. “This field is now in competition with the ones in Cyprus, Israel, Mozambique, Tanzania and Iran,” Thierry Bros, an analyst at Societe … [Read more...]