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According to the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, foreign investment in oil and gas reached approximately $10bn in FY 2017/18, representing growth of 25% over investment received during the year prior, due mainly to spending on new gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. El Molla asserted that the country is targeting...


The 2015 discovery of the El Zohr gas field nearly doubled Egypt’s proven natural gas reserves. Given the scale of the domestic find, the inking of an agreement in 2018 for the Israeli company Delek Group to sell natural gas to Egypt’s Dolphinus Holdings was met with surprise on the part of some local industry observers. According to the terms...


Although the world remains largely dependent upon fossil fuels for power generation, a gradual transition towards renewable sources has been taking place since the 1990s, underpinned by multilateral deals such as the Kyoto Protocol, the Doha Amendment and, more recently, the Paris Agreement. Investment and development in renewable technologies...

As Egypt is the most-populous Arab nation and third-most populous in Africa, population pressure is driving the nation’s economic agenda, with an estimated 3.5m young Egyptians entering the labour force by 2023. Recent years have seen an array of public initiatives aimed at encouraging private sector activity, but these remain hampered by a challenging economic backdrop and structural hurdles.

Egypt has taken a major step towards reasserting itself as a regional energy hub, halting the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) following a recent surge in domestic gas production.

Egypt has moved to lessen the burden of utilities provision on state spending, implementing a series of subsidy cuts amid ongoing economic reforms.

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