Issue: September 2010



  • Still controlling the ups and downs of the gas industry

    Although everything is usually subjected to alternating periods of good and bad fortune or even high and low spirits as well as smart and failure management, here in Egypt we tend to pause or suspend life temporarily for each mood. When we admire, we extremely praise while for objecting to something we totally turn off the light. That's a quick summery for the Egyptian gas sector

  • Flexibility’s value in escalating investments

    ''In fact, it is not a burden as working without a cost recovery is not risky for us since it has the shape of the usual investment projects in other countries,'' Dr. Hans-Hermann Ecke, General Manager of RWE Egypt, told Egypt oil & gas in an interview describing the agreement of the West Nile Delta Project

  • Will the British giant collapse?

    Last July, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to end the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling for oil companies, imposing new federal safety requirements. The proposal to end the moratorium was an amendment to a pending energy bill. The moratorium will not end unless the Senate also votes to terminate it and President Barack Obama signs the legislation into law. The fate of the proposal in the Senate is uncertain. The Obama administration imposed the six-month moratorium on exploratory drilling in waters more than 500 feet deep in response to the BP oil spill. The moratorium runs through the end of November

  • Responding to API RP 545 to improve petroleum tank lightning safety

    When lightning struck on or near a petroleum tank at the Magellan Midstream Partners distribution terminal in Kansas City, Kansas, in 2008, the tank, containing approximately 1.2 million gallons of unleaded gasoline, caught fire, sending a large plume of smoke across portions of the greater Kansas City metro area.

  • Fading gas behind blackouts!

    ''First they claimed they would deliver gas to every households, now we still do not have gas and they took our electricity too,'' said a local citizen wondering who is responsible for this problem, the Ministry of Electricity or Ministry of Petroleum

  • Egyptian Refining Co receives $2.6 billion loan

    The Egyptian Refining Company (ERC) signed a debt package of $2.6 billion to finance construction of its state-of-the-art $3.7 billion second-stage oil refinery in the Greater Cairo Area, the company said in statement.

  • RasGas makes its first LNG delivery

    RasGas has delivered its first supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Portugal.

  • More Egyptian expansion on the way

    Expanding the Egyptian activities abroad has been on the top of the Ministry of Petroleum agenda, which its fruitful results were reflected in the number of contracts signed lately for local service companies to conduct activities abroad. But, should not the Ministry expand its exploration activities as well?

  • Monthly News

    News of the month, know more about the recent activities this industry has shown during August 2010.