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ThyssenKrupp offers to partner with Egyptian oil companies on 5 new projects

The German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp offered to participate with Egyptian oil companies in the implementation of five new projects under preparation. The offer was made during a meeting between the representative of the German company and Tarek El-Molla, acting minister of petroleum and mineral resources. The projects that ThyssenKrupp intends to implement include a polybutadiene plant …

Daily News Egypt

Oil prices plunge as reports of increased production by OPEC, Russia emerge

Oil prices plunged on Friday to their lowest levels in weeks, on the back of reports that the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia are considering increasing production. Both West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude fell by more than 3% to $67.50 and $76.44 respectively. Both Saudi Arabia and Russia are …

Mohamed Samir

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

CBE maintains interest rates in the wake of rising oil prices

The Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to maintain interest rates at their current levels,  according to a statement issued by the CBE on Thursday. On April, The MPC decided to cut interest rates by by 100 basis points (1%). For the second time in 2018, each of the overnight deposit …

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

Yorktown to sell Egypt-based oil, gas company Merlon International

The New York-based private equity firm Yorktown Partners is reportedly planning to sell its Egypt-focused oil and gas company Merlon International, Reuters reported on Saturday. According to the reports, the firm aims to raise up to $400m, and the sale will be run by Citigroup, with expected bids planned to be concluded by July. Merlon …

Mohamed Samir

EGYPS 2018, North Africa’s largest oil, gas industry platform to begin February 

EGYPS 2018, North Africa’s largest oil & gas industry platform is scheduled to kickstart in February, in its second annual edition, under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The platform aims to bring together the region’s key stakeholders shaping the energy industry’s future. “With abundant resources, some of the most competitive production costs worldwide, …

Daily News Egypt