• Energy

    OBG’s energy analysis looks at all aspects of the industry, including exploration and production, domestic usage and exports plus relationships between the government and IOCs. Where applicable, renewable energy, electricity demand, production, power station construction and local potential for nuclear power are analysed.
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Egypt has the potential to produce 53% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a 2018 assessment from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Egypt’s current energy strategy calls for input from renewables to generate 20% of power capacity by 2022, rising to 42% by 2035. IRENA’s more optimistic view can be...

 

The energy sector is an important driver of Egypt’s socio-economic development, accounting for around 13% of GDP in 2017. Aside from the member states of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Egypt is Africa’s largest oil producer, as well as its third-largest producer of dry natural gas, according to the US Energy Information...

 

What measurable progress has the energy modernisation programme made thus far?

 

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...

 

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...

 

Where do you see the greatest potential for future oil and gas exploration in Egypt?