The Egyptian cabinet announced that the Damietta liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant has resumed its operation after its eight-year hiatus, by receiving the LNG carrier Golar Glacier coming from Singapore to load and transport 60,000 tons of LNG from Egypt to Bangladesh.

The Minister of Transportation urged the Damietta Port Authority to follow up the entry of the carrier by taking all security and safety measures.

On the same context, the Spokesman of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Hamdy Abdel Aziz, announced that Egypt plans to send its first LNG cargo to Europe, noting that Egypt targets to become a major supplier to Europe, Al-Ahram reported quoting Middle East News Agency (MENA).

According to Eni’s press release, Eni has successfully produced and lifted the first LNG cargo from the Damietta LNG plant, which represent an important milestone in the process and is set to be finalized in the first half of March.