Features | Environmental Review

  • Short Term Pain, Long Term Benefits

    Short Term Pain, Long Term Benefits

    Wednesday, 31st December 2014
    Gas and fuel prices soared this July, after the new Egyptian government reduced subsidies. Electricity shortages continued with the price of electricity set to double over the next five years.
  • Egypt’s Oil Spill Preparedness

    Egypt’s Oil Spill Preparedness

    Wednesday, 31st December 2014
    In June 2010, the largest oil spill in Egyptian history occurred, polluting approximately 160 km of North Red Sea coastline. Known as the Jebel al-Zayt oil spill, the disaster mobilized a rapid clean-up campaign, informs University of Oxford energy expert Justin Dargin, which cleared approximately 90% of the resort-populated beaches within five days. The swiftness of response was seen as a success, however, the environmental disaster highlights the elevated risks surrounding the transport and exploration of oil in Egypt’s waters, which accordingly demands a higher level of preparedness and prevention. Egypt Oil & Gas Newspaper looks at the systems in place to protect Egypt’s waters in the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, and the Nile.