Issue: June 2013



  • Environmental Regulation: Foundations Set, What Next?

    When it comes to HSE, the 'E' or environment is often set aside and talked about as a separate entity. This separation is most likely due to the different challenges and concerns that come with environmental management.


  • Prospects for Renewable Energy in Egypt

    The consequences of Egypt's insatiable appetite for energy is becoming more pronounced. Amidst broader economic instability and reduced production rates of oil and natural gas the energy deficit is manifesting in electrical shortages throughout Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan. Electricity consumption in Egypt peaks during the summer months, in part due to soaring temperatures and Ramadan1. In response to recent power cuts, the state-run, National Energy Control Center issued a statement apologizing for nationwide power cuts. According to the statement, the recent blackouts stem from ''fuel shortages that have made it difficult for allocated generators to keep up with mounting consumption.'' It went on to call for citizens to conserve energy by rationing their use of electricity..

  • The Challenges of Development: An Interview with Weatherford’s Country Manager Ahmed Abuzeid

    Egypt Oil and Gas obtained an exclusive interview with Country General Manager of Weatherford, Ahmed Abuzeid to discuss Weatherford's expanding service portfolio and goals for 2013.

  • Egypt’s Draft NGO Law: Strengthening National Security or Threatening Civil Society?

    In Egypt, civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are regulated by the Law on Non-Governmental Organizations (Law 84:2002) and the Executive Statute of the Law on Non-Governmental Societies and Organizations (Decree 178:2002). According to the International Center for Not-for -Profit Law (ICNL), despite being some of the most restrictive NGO laws in the world, they remain more discretionary than restrictive in practice1. The full weight of the law is generally only enforced against organizations advocating and implementing social and political reform.

  • Stop Gap Measures

    It should be obvious that an increasingly palpable sense of worry is creeping into the Egyptian energy market. Many observers feel that the existing mechanisms and policies are not sustainable let alone designed to facilitate growth and development.

  • Monthly News

    News of the month, know more about the recent activities this industry has shown during April 2013.