EGYPT’S GAS FIELD PRODUCES 350 MILLION CUBIC FEET PER DAY

CAIRO, Egypt, Egypt’s Zohr natural gas field, has started production, bringing the country closer to its goal of energy self-sufficiency, according Egypt’s Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources.

Gas from one of the world’s largest offshore fields, is pumped to a facility in Port Said city, to be prepared for delivery to the national distribution network, with initial production of 350 million cubic feet per day, Tarek El-Molla, said, in a statement, noting that, the daily output is set to rise to about one billion cubic feet in Jun, and 2.7 billion by the end of 2019.

Production from Zohr will help the most populous Arab nation achieve “self-sufficiency of natural gas, ease the burden on the state budget, and cut the imports bill,” he added, while addressing a conference organised in the Egyptian capital, on the challenges faced by the country, in areas of oil and gas and future prospects.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK