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  • Dreams and Realities: Zohr Moves Toward Production

    Dreams and Realities: Zohr Moves Toward Production

    Thursday, 12th October 2017

    Two years after its discovery, Egypt’s mammoth natural gas field is set to begin production this fall, providing welcome relief to a country currently heavily dependent on gas imports. The exploitation of Zohr—and its neighboring fields of Aphrodite, Tamar, and Leviathan in Cyprus and Israel—opens new opportunities for Egypt.

  • Developing Egypt’s Gas Grid: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES

    Developing Egypt’s Gas Grid: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES

    Thursday, 12th October 2017

    The past two decades have witnessed a noteworthy expansion of the Egyptian natural gas market to the point where gas now accounts for more than half of the country’s energy needs, according to British Petroleum’s statistical review 2016.

  • A Deeper Look into Egypt’s Quest to Begin Natural Gas Exports

    A Deeper Look into Egypt’s Quest to Begin Natural Gas Exports

    Thursday, 12th October 2017

    Not only known for its antiquities and for being an agricultural provider, Egypt was once known for its natural gas exports. The North African Country was exporting around 30% of its natural gas production in 2009 in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)’s Egypt country profile. However, growing local demand has turned Egypt into a gas importer after years of natural gas boom.

  • Understanding the Prospects of Natural Gas Vehicles in Egypt

    Understanding the Prospects of Natural Gas Vehicles in Egypt

    Monday, 9th October 2017

    The Egyptian cabinet announced in June the cut of fuel subsidies as a move to reduce the country’s budget deficit. The increase in benzene and diesel prices following the cabinet’s decision led many citizens to look for natural gas as a cheaper alternative of fuel.

  • The Fueling Effect of Natural Gas in Egypt’s Electricity  Sector

    The Fueling Effect of Natural Gas in Egypt’s Electricity Sector

    Friday, 6th October 2017

    Natural gas was the most recently discovered source of fossil fuel in Egypt, and it was left up to the discretion of the government to direct it towards the channels that would best serve the country. Due to the almost non-existent conversion costs, the government chose to use natural gas in power stations.

  • Egypt’s Refineries: A COMPLETE PICTURE

    Egypt’s Refineries: A COMPLETE PICTURE

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017
    In Egypt, nine out of ten oil refineries are run by the state. This setup meant that investments in oil refineries never measured up to crude oil extraction investments, which had always relied on international firms such as Apache and BP.
  • The Dilemma of Implementing Fuel Smart Cards

    The Dilemma of Implementing Fuel Smart Cards

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    The signalization of fuel smart cards has been ongoing in Egypt since 2013. Although the project raised an important flag of combat against fuel smuggling and corruption in the system, it has remained on papers without significant progress.

  • GCC’s Oil Giants’ Struggle between CRUDE SLUMP AND RENEWABLE PATH

    GCC’s Oil Giants’ Struggle between CRUDE SLUMP AND RENEWABLE PATH

    Wednesday, 9th August 2017
    In the last decades, generating energy from renewable resources might have been seen as a luxury, however, within the volatility in oil prices, increasing energy consumption, and climate change, shifting to a more sustainable source of energy has become a matter of global survival.
  • Understanding Bahrain’s Oil Dilemma

    Understanding Bahrain’s Oil Dilemma

    Wednesday, 9th August 2017

    With the fluctuations of global oil prices; the kingdom of Bahrain is trying to make its way out of an economic drop. Although the Bahraini kingdom is working on diversifying its economy from oil and gas since 1990, the kingdom’s deficit is still affected by the changes in the global oil and gas markets. Hence, with the stumbling oil prices, the kingdom had to take a number of measures including the increase of its fuel prices, in 2016.

  • FARM-OUTS: A New Business MODEL?

    FARM-OUTS: A New Business MODEL?

    Thursday, 13th April 2017
    The last tumultuous years in the global oil industry have unleashed the power of creativity performed through smaller and mid-size independents. This wave of alternative approaches is likely to continue.