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  • Working By the Book: Environmental Regulations for The Oil & Gas Industry

    Working By the Book: Environmental Regulations for The Oil & Gas Industry

    Tuesday, 16th November 2021

    The industrial development and societal practices of the 20th century have undoubtedly had a disturbing impact on the environment of planet Earth. The wasteful use of natural resources, lack of energy sources development, and improper disposal of energy by-products poses an adverse impact on the entire ecosystem and human health. The causes may be diverse and numerous, but the problems created by the production and consumption of fossil fuels in general and petroleum in particular, represent some of the greatest concerns shared by the entire international community.

  • Practical Insights on the Principle of Energy Justice

    Practical Insights on the Principle of Energy Justice

    Wednesday, 6th October 2021

    Energy justice is among the main concepts that are usually referred to, directly or indirectly, in most energy regulations and statutes. The term “Energy Justice” refers principally to providing all individuals, across all areas in the country, with safe, affordable and sustainable energy regardless of the source of such Energy. It addresses fairness and equity concerns within the current energy system and incorporates aspects of deep democracy and cooperation between all stakeholders.

  • Legal Demarcation of Maritime Borders and Egyptian National Security

    Legal Demarcation of Maritime Borders and Egyptian National Security

    Tuesday, 7th September 2021

    The concept of national security is one of the most difficult and complicated concepts that are widely used, not only in Arab political discourses, but also in the political discourses around the world.

  • Regulating Petroleum Industry: Purpose, Key Forms and International Law

    Regulating Petroleum Industry: Purpose, Key Forms and International Law

    Tuesday, 3rd August 2021

    Petroleum sector projects are complicated and high-risk investments, which need further care when it comes to drafting a regulatory framework that combines sustainable economic development for the host countries as owners of the resources with warranties and incentives to investors who are willing to invest their capital in this kind of projects.

  • POST COVID-19 ERA- The Age of New Opportunity in the Egyptian Petroleum Sector

    POST COVID-19 ERA- The Age of New Opportunity in the Egyptian Petroleum Sector

    Thursday, 8th July 2021

    Egypt’s integration history in the oil and gas sector dates back to late of the eighteenth century when the Egyptian Government was able to dig oil from Ras Gemsah in 1886, which marked the beginning of the country’s oil industry. Since then, a long journey of attainments and failures shaped today’s history of the Egyptian petroleum sector.

  • Links & Gains Hosts A Legal Webinar: The Energy Hub Experts Talk

    Links & Gains Hosts A Legal Webinar: The Energy Hub Experts Talk

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    A very tremendous discussion was held over a webinar on July 21 that brought on board diverse experts from the oil and gas industry, which we call the Energy Hub.
    The discussion was moderated by the Managing Partner of Links & Gains Law Firm, Mohamed Agamy, who shot several questions that covered most of the challenges, opportunities and the transformation activities in the energy sector.

  • The Value of Big Data in Oil, Gas Industry

    The Value of Big Data in Oil, Gas Industry

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    Have you ever imagined the volume of data that had been acquired in the Egyptian oil and gas fields over the last century? The growing technologies in upstream, midstream and downstream are accumulating massive datasets in the oil and gas industry every day. This poses a great challenge of the high technology and security required to manage and store these data.

  • Flared and Associated Gas Economic Utilization

    Flared and Associated Gas Economic Utilization

    Monday, 10th August 2020

    It is well known that the petroleum industry at first was somewhat indifferent about the environmental impact of the exploration and production processes. As a result of this neglect, there have recently been some incidents related to petroleum activities that have led to great damage in the surrounding environment. Thus, petroleum industry leaders have begun to pay great attention to the environmental impact of petroleum activities.

  • Legal Insights for Petroleum Companies: Taking the Right Precautions

    Legal Insights for Petroleum Companies: Taking the Right Precautions

    Sunday, 10th May 2020

    Our monthly legal article by our legal advisor, Links & Gains, a prominent specialized law firm situated in Egypt, leading in providing legal solutions and beyond.

  • Legal Essentials for LNG, SPAS

    Legal Essentials for LNG, SPAS

    Monday, 17th February 2020

    As one of the leading countries in the Mediterranean as well as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Egypt is becoming a hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure. Egypt is renowned for having world-class importing facilities as it is on its way to gain its position as an LNG exporting hub. Egypt has two LNG plants that include three trains; with a combined capacity of around 610 billion cubic feet (bcf) per year.