Hossam Ibrihim Abdel Salam El Samra was appointed as the new Acting Head of Egypt Gas Company, official sources at the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources told Amwal Al Ghad.

He has been serving on the board of the company as a representative of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS).

Egypt Gas Company is a state-owned firm that specializes in natural gas projects. It recently expanded its operations to Kuwait with an $8.6 million contract with Al Rabiya, Amwal Al Ghad previously reported.

It also signed a contract with the Jordanian Egyptian Fajr Company in April for the construction of a natural gas pipeline to the Jordanian Iron and Steel Manufacturing Company, Al Mal News reported at the time.