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Egypt is one of the oldest energy producers in the Middle East, with a history of commercial oil production dating back more than a century. The country benefits from low production costs and a relatively large volume of both onshore and offshore oil and gas fields. Developed infrastructure has allowed the country in past decades to maintain a...

 

A $9bn deal inked in Egypt will give a substantial boost to the country’s electricity generation capacity, helping the government address power shortages and support a growing population and economy. On June 3, 2015 German industrial conglomerate Siemens agreed a deal to supply gas and wind power plants that will add 50% − or 16.4 GW − to...

 

With a rapidly growing population of 80m people and a host of major energy-intensive industrial facilities, Egypt requires a large supply of power to maintain growth. Ensuring this steady production has been problematic since the end of the Mubarak era, and after several incidences of load shedding over the past few years – the legacy of...

 

Natural gas has been an important part of Egypt’s energy mix and economy for decades. It was first discovered in the country in 1967, and a find was then made a year later offshore. Egypt fully utilised the resource, going from being predominately hydro driven to mainly gas based, and became an exporter of the product. At one time, Egypt sold...

Chapter | Energy & Utilities from The Report: Egypt 2016

Egypt is one of the oldest energy producers in the Middle East, with a history of commercial oil production dating back more than a century. The country benefits from low production costs and a relatively large volume of both onshore and offshore oil and gas fields. Developed infrastructure has allowed the country in past decades to maintain a sizeable export market, through shipped products...

Located at a crossroads between Africa, Asia and Europe, Egypt remains one of the world’s most strategically important countries, as it has been for millennia. Egypt has the third-largest GDP in the Arab world, after oil-rich Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It is considerably more diversified than many economies in the region, with manufacturing and agriculture key contributors, making up 14.5% and 15.7% of GDP, respectively, according to the Central Bank of Egypt, as well as oil and gas extraction.