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The Daily Star: Egypt’s energy dreams materialize

Discovered in 2015 by Italian energy giant Eni, Zohr is the biggest gas field so far found in Egyptian waters.
20.11.18 | Interesting article at The Daily Star

Egypt is looking to use its vast, newly tapped undersea gas reserves to establish itself as a key energy exporter and revive its flagging economy. Encouraged by the discovery of huge natural gas fields in the Mediterranean, Cairo has in recent months signed gas deals with neighboring Israel as well as with Cyprus and Greece.

Former Oil Minister Osama Kamal said Egypt has a “plan to become a regional energy hub.”

In the past year, gas has started flowing from four major fields off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, including the vast Zohr field, inaugurated with a great ceremony by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.