Issue: June 2008



  • The forgotten mines obstruct Egypt’s oil and gas route

    Though Egypt is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, it has not acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty

  • Natural Gas may be a safe bet

    Amid fierce competition over energy, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects entice international corporations to speed up exploration efforts in Egypt

  • Bright prospects for petrochemicals

    Growing gas reserves at home and Kyoto Protocol drive up investments in Egypt’s petrochemicals industry

  • The Environmental challenge… The Petrochemical industry under fire

    "Come buy tomatoes before it is polluted," shouted a sarcastic street vendor to the top of his lungs in one of the alleyways of the Mediterranean city of Damietta, 191 kilometers northeastern Cairo. Odd the call may be, but, in fact, it epitomizes a wide-scale public campaign launched by a growing number of people, NGOs and politicians in the coastal province to rally against the construction of a major Canadian petrochemical plant, E Agrium, being built now on Ras Al-Barr island, one of Damietta's and Egypt's, famous middle-class resorts. There has been a growing conviction among the inhabitants of the province that the plant, which is intended to produce ammonia and urea, is detrimental to the surrounding environment and public hygiene.

  • The SigmaFast curing range… Improved productivity through speed of cure

    Sigma Protective Coatings is dedicated to the development, manufacture and supply of coatings to meet the very challenging needs of specific industries. With a heritage of outstanding expertise in coatings technology and decades of international investments in research and development for the Protective Coatings market, no company could be better place than Sigma to meet the fast-changing global challenges of this technically demanding sector.

  • How to Select Midrange Storage?

    As discussed deeply in the previous episode “Storage Area Network Concepts”; (Oil & Gas Newspaper – May 2008 – Issue 17); Fiber Channel Storage is added to your infrastructure to raise servers’ performance as well as increasing systems’ scalability and availability. Moreover it gives you the capability to go for a tier-5 disaster recovery solution replicating data between two storage arrays that are placed one at Main Site while the other is located in the Disaster Recovery Site.

  • Monthly News

    News of the month, know more about the recent activities this industry has shown during May 2008.