SDX Energy Corporation announced that the start-up date for South Disouq gas production might be delayed until Q4 2019, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The actual targeted start-up date is planned for mid-2019, upon the completion of an early production facility (EPF), the company said.

However, the EPF commercial terms have not been agreed, yet. Hence, the start-up date might need to be postponed until the completion of the main central gas processing facility, which is expected to be in Q4 2019.

“The potential delay to Q4 2019 for first gas in South Disouq is disappointing. Discussions on the merits of the EPF are ongoing, and we will advise the market when a final decision has been reached,” said Paul Welch, CEO of SDX Energy.