The Egyptian government is working on exporting around 2 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) of natural gas by the end of 2019, the Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, told Al Arabiya in an interview, Amwal Alghad reported.

“We have resumed exporting natural gas since last October,” El Molla said, adding that the ministry will be gradually exporting through liquefication plants.

Moreover, El Molla pointed out that all export facilities will be working in full capacity, especially after having a production surplus of natural gas.

Regarding the Lebanese request to import Egypt’s natural gas, El Molla commented that the two countries are still negotiating about cooperation forms, stressing on the importance of exporting natural gas to Lebanon, either through liquefied natural gas shipments or others, to fulfill their gas needs.