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Egypt Gas

 

Egypt Gas

 

According to the minister of petroleum from Egypt, the industrial sector shares the natural gas in a proportion of 26% and the electricity sector in proportion of 58%.

 

The commercial premises, the households and the industries are encouraged by the government to use natural gas in substitution for the fuels that pollutes.

 

In the first mouth of 2008, the gas Connections

 

Project received a loan from the World Bank; the project regards the switching of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) consumption with the natural gas as well as the expansion of the natural gas use in the areas with population that has low incomes.

 

Gasco is the name of the Egypt` s natural gas company and it was founded in 1997. The company operates, maintains and manages the grid and the facilities of the national gas. EGAS (The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding company) is the one who guides the strategy`s development. One third of the gas reserved was allocated for the requirements of the domestic market, for the next 25 years, one third for export and one thirds for some strategic purposes. This was decided by the Egypt`s government in 2000. In Egypt are some important foreign companies involved in the production and the exploration of the natural gas such as: Shell, BG, Eni and BP. In the Western Desert Apache is a producer of the natural gas. According to the Egyptian minister of oil, no new contracts regarding the gas export will be signed till 2010; this, as an answer to the pressure of the people against the export contracts. The region of Nile Delta and the one of the Western Desert have gas sources that are often explored.

Egypt Gas
 

The half of the gas production in Egypt is assured by Badreddin, Abu Madi and Abu Qir from Nile Delta; these fields are mature and non-associated. South Ternsah, Port Fuad, Rosetta, Wakah and Scarab/Saffron are the fields of developments and the new discovered Satis area were discovered by Eni and BP in 2008. The most important areas of natural gas from the Western Desert are the Khalda and the Obeiyed field.

The operating and development costs in these areas are lower than the Mediterranean region` s fields because of a large pipelines network and some processing plants that make possible a fast transport upstream to Alexandria through a pipeline of 180 miles. The Arab Gas Pipeline that makes the connection between Egypt and Syria and Jordan is the export project with the biggest costs.

 

Syria and Turkey signed a contract in order to connect this pipeline to the Turkey` s grid and to be used starting with 2011.
 

 

 

The pipeline will be extended in Europe to export in Austria through Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria. Cyprus and Lebanon are other two countries who may be connected to the pipeline. Libya was agreed to make a pipeline of natural gas between Alexandria and Tobruk, (a city from the East of Libyan) in order to import gas from the region of Nile Delta.
 

 

 

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