Eni has refuted earlier statement regarding its lack of interest in Dana Gas’s Egyptian portfolio, according to Reuters.

Eni is not entirely ruling out a possible interest in the Egyptian assets of Dana Gas, unlike what earlier statements had reported, Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi said.

On the sidelines of a conference, Descalzi clarified that he had not yet reached out for potential buyers. However, he said that any potential bid is unlikely, since Eni already has a lot of resources in the area.

“Never say never, but it is not a priority for us,” he said.

Earlier, the CEO told Bloomberg in an interview that Eni aims to mainly focus on “organic growth in Egypt.”