Features | Research & Analysis

  • Eastern Mediterranean Gas Infrastructure: ANTI OR PRO EGYPT’S DREAMS?

    Eastern Mediterranean Gas Infrastructure: ANTI OR PRO EGYPT’S DREAMS?

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    Egypt’s contribution to Eastern Mediterranean potential gas supplies is not limited to its own reserves and production. The country is expected to be an important transit route for regional gas supplies through the Arab Gas Pipeline (AGP) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, reinforcing the strategic importance of Egypt for the stability of the Eastern Mediterranean energy market. Yet, there are many obstacles along the road to success in being a regional gas hub.

  • Egypt vs. Israel: Regional Natural Gas Export Game

    Egypt vs. Israel: Regional Natural Gas Export Game

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    When speaking of natural gas and the Egyptian-Israeli relations, discussions almost always shift to the previous export history and the Israeli hopes of shifting the gear one day and exporting to Egypt its own production.

  • Egypt – Greece Natural Gas Ties: Integration or Competition?

    Egypt – Greece Natural Gas Ties: Integration or Competition?

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    The countries and territories of the Eastern Mediterranean have been a controversial topic in international natural gas markets. A number of regional export options, especially to the European Union (EU), has been raised, including pipelines to Greece and liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants in Egypt.

  • The Turkish-Egyptian Race for Regional Gas Hub

    The Turkish-Egyptian Race for Regional Gas Hub

    Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    Over the past decade, Israel, Egypt, and Cyprus have all announced discoveries of large offshore deposits of natural gas. These recent discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean have set off a regional race to exploit the newly discovered energy sources and, perhaps just as importantly, the lucrative business of connecting them to the European energy market.

  • WoodMac: Peak Oil Demand an Industry’s Nightmare

    WoodMac: Peak Oil Demand an Industry’s Nightmare

    Thursday, 19th October 2017

    The continued increase in oil consumption has shifted the sector’s attention from peak supply to the need of constraining peak demand. In order to establish new strategies to face this market threat, identifying the drivers and the potential impacts of growing demand is extremely necessary.

  • Deepwater Exploration Technologies: WHAT DO EXPERTS THINK?

    Deepwater Exploration Technologies: WHAT DO EXPERTS THINK?

    Thursday, 12th October 2017

    Due to production increases, Egypt is set to achieve self-sufficiency in natural gas by the end of 2018. This path has not been easy, as the larger share of the country’s natural gas has been in deepwater fields.

  • An Examination of Egypt’s Gas Flaring Reduction Efforts

    An Examination of Egypt’s Gas Flaring Reduction Efforts

    Thursday, 12th October 2017

    Efforts to reduce gas flaring are slowly gaining support around the world. The practice is coming under criticism due to its waste of valuable resources and negative impact on the environment. Even though reducing flaring is still not a common feature in many petroleum fields, the harmful practice could end worldwide by 2030 if pursued efficiently, as outlined by the World Bank’s “Zero Routine Flaring” initiative.

  • A Deeper Look into the IPO Challenges of Egypt’s Oil Refineries

    A Deeper Look into the IPO Challenges of Egypt’s Oil Refineries

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    After decades of discussion, the Egyptian government is looking to partially privatize parts of the oil and gas industry, particularly its state-owned oil refineries. Of late, it has taken steps to prepare for Initial Public Offerings (IPO) for a number of the governmentally owned corporations in the sector. This move is part of the government’s plan to raise funds for the national oil companies (NOCs) to upgrade production capacity.

  • Egypt’s Petrochemical Industry: BETWEEN INNOVATION FEARS AND INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL

    Egypt’s Petrochemical Industry: BETWEEN INNOVATION FEARS AND INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    The demographic expansion in Egypt brings an enormous responsibility to the oil and gas industry. As the energy market is directly related to the performance of other sectors, increasing the supply of petroleum products to meet the growth in demand is especially important.

  • The Prospects of Egypt’s Petrochemical INDUSTRY UPGRADE PLAN

    The Prospects of Egypt’s Petrochemical INDUSTRY UPGRADE PLAN

    Wednesday, 6th September 2017

    The petrochemical industry plays an important role in the Egyptian economy and is one of the most dynamic parts of the oil and gas sector. Recognizing the importance of the industry, the Egyptian government has developed and is implementing a master plan to accelerate its growth, but, despite significant expansion, the industry still faces many obstacles that hinder its ability to achieve its full potential.