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Fuel distribution companies have not received notice on price increases

According to official sources at petroleum product distribution companies, the companies have not yet received any notifications about the decision to increase the prices of fuel, and that the concerns about the new price schemes are false. The sources added that the distribution companies are entities that implement fuel prices increases, and do not to …

Mohamed Farag

Parliament approves oil, gas exploration agreement in North Sinai maritime zones

The Egyptian Parliament’s energy committee approved an agreement for oil and gas exploration in the North Sinai maritime concession area (NOOR) in the Mediterranean Sea. The deal is between the Italian company Eni and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS). MP ElSayed Hegazy, a member of parliament’s energy committee, told Daily News Egypt that …

Mohamed Farag

Iran to maintain oil exports if EU salvages nuclear deal

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that the US President Donald Trump’s decision to quit a multinational nuclear deal would not affect Tehran’s oil exports if the European Union (EU) could salvage the pact, Reuters reported. The Iran nuclear deal was signed by Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, along with the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, …

Mohamed Samir

Gas consumption records 3.3m tonnes in April: EGAS

Gas consumption in Egypt rose last month to 3.3m tonnes from 2.3m tonnes in March, according to the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS). An official at EGAS said that the power plant, household, and industrial sectors account for the largest proportion of gas consumption. Egypt’s natural gas production witnessed a remarkable increase last year, …

Daily News Egypt

Saudi oil storage in Egypt, marketing in Europe: Aramco

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla and the CEO of Aramco Trading Company, Ibrahim Al-Buainain, discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation and achieve sustainability in the commercial relations between Egypt’s petroleum sector and Aramco, and enhance cooperation in the supply of crude oil to be refined in Egypt. El-Molla pointed out that the …

Daily News Egypt

1.5% increase in inflation rate in April: CAPMAS

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced in its monthly bulletin that the inflation rate in Egypt increased by 1.5% in April compared to March, reaching 273.9 points. According to the CAPMAS’s monthly bulletin, the annual inflation rate in Egypt amounted to 12.9% last month, compared to 32.9% in April 2017. The …

Daily News Egypt

EGPC owes Electricity Ministry EGP 100bn

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)’s dues owed to the electricity sector increased to EGP 100bn last month. A governmental source told Daily News Egypt that the dues are rising, as the EGPC does not pay for the fuel fed to power plants and only pays about EGP 800m every month out of a monthly …

Mohamed Farag

EGAS aims to increase revenues to EGP 2bn next year

The chairperson and managing director of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Yasser Salah El-Din, said that the company aims to increase its civil and mechanical works to EGP 250m and increase the company’s total revenues to EGP 2bn in 2018/2019. That is a targeted increase in annual business value estimated at EGP 300m. …

Sara Ibrahim

Israeli gas imports suspension lawsuit: Another stumbling block to Egypt’s energy hub aspirations

Cairo Administrative Court referred on Tuesday a lawsuit demanding the suspension of the approval of natural gas imports from Israel, for violating the Egyptian Constitution and Law No 196 of 2017 regulating the gas market to the State Council Commissioner Authority (SCCA). The lawsuit alleges that allowing natural gas imports from the “Zionist entity” endangers …

Mohamed Samir

Libyan oil pipeline attacked by alleged IS fighters

A Libyan crude oil pipeline owned by the Waha Oil Company, which feeds the port at Sidra. Libya’s largest oil terminal, was set on fire on Saturday. The attack lead to the loss of between 70,000 barrels per day (bpd) and 100,000 bpd, according to the state-owned National Oil Company (NOC). According to Reuters, Libyan …

Mohamed Samir