General petroleum Company (GPC) has allocated  EGP150 million for implementing 8-inches pipeline project to exploit gases produced from “North West” field in the Eastern desert, General Trade Union for Petroleum Workers (GTUPW) reported.

Nabil Abdel Sadeq, the Head of GPC, said in a statement that the implementation of the project has commenced at the end of August 2020 and is expected to be finalized by the end of February 2021.

He added that the project is one of several projects that the company intends to implement to maintain the company’s production rates and compensate the normal reduction in addition to increase the output in the upcoming period.

Abdel Sadeq elaborated that the company is still keeping its standard production levels at 64,500 barrels per day (b/d) which is the highest throughout its history despite the challenges of COVID-19.