The UK will receive a liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from Egypt’s Shell-operated Idku liquefaction plant on April 8, LNG World News reported.

Royal Dutch Shell hired the Maran Gas Apollonia to deliver the LNG cargo. The ship, owned by Maran Nakilat, is expected to reach the Dragon LNG import facility located in Milford Haven, according to Energy Egypt.

The LNG shipment was located in the Mediterranean Sea on April 2nd.

Egypt turned into a net gas importer during 2016 because of the increased gas production from newly-discovered fields in the Mediterranean.

Meanwhile, Egypt aims to increase production of its Zohr natural gas offshore Mediterranean field to 700 million standard cubic feet per day (mscf/d) in May 2018, said Tarek El Molla, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, according to Amwal Al Ghad.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated Zohr giant natural gas field earlier in 2018, in the attendance of Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail, Tarek El Molla, and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, as well other Egyptian ministers and leading figures from Eni, BP, and Rosneft.