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The development of RWE Dea's natural gas project Disouq in the Egyptian Nile Delta is progressing successfully. The company confirmed another positive appraisal of the North West Khilala (NWK) Gas Field with the development well NW Khilala-1- 4.
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Petroleum Minister Eng. Sherief Ismail issued a decree on February 12, 2014 to apply major modifications in top managerial positions of petroleum companies.
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BG Group Plc, the second U.K. oil and gas producer to issue a profit warning this month, said output will drop this year as political turmoil cuts exports from Egypt and other projects are delayed. The shares plunged.
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 PGNIG Withdrawing from Egypt Investment
  Sunday, February 2, 2014
PGNIG recently decided to withdraw from its oil and gas exploration project in Egypt amid geopolitical risks, reported Reuters.
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The Egyptian Ministery of Petroleum has signed the Concession Agreement for the East Ras Budran Offshore area. RWE Dea is the operator, holding a share of 80%. The company plans a 3D seismic survey and one exploration well during the first three-year exploration period.
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On December 5th Engineer Sayed Rezk, Sipetrol's Deputy General Manager and PetroShahd's General Manager has been appointed to be the General Manager of Sipetrol International S.A- Egypt Branch.
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 New oil discovery in Western Desert
  Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Improved Petroleum Recovery (IPR) Group of Companies announced the discovery of a new oil well in the field of Yidma in Alamein, located in the Western Desert.
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Egypt has agreed a timetable to pay $3 billion of the $6.3 billion it says it owes foreign oil companies, the state news agency reported, as part of the drive to revive confidence in its economy hammered by nearly three years of political turmoil.
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 Dragon lands Egypt offshore block
  Thursday, December 5, 2013
Dragon Oil plc, an international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce that we have been notified by Ganoub El Wadi Holding Petroleum Company (Ganope).
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Tunisia is proving a more reliable place to produce natural gas than Egypt as the smallest nation on the North African coast pays its fuel bills on time, a BG Group Plc (BG) executive said.
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Methanex Corporation has agreed to sell an approximate 10% equity share in Egyptian Methanex Methanol Company S.A.E. (EMethanex) to Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) for $110 million.
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Egypt is not interested in importing gas via pipeline from Israel and instead is focusing on a plan to import liquefied natural gas, a top Egyptian state executive said.
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TransGlobe Energy Corporation is pleased to announce the ratification of four new Production Sharing Concessions in Egypt.
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 New gas discovery in North Damietta
  Monday, September 9, 2013
BP Egypt announced on Saturday a significant gas discovery in Salamat well which is the first well in the North Damietta Offshore Concession granted in February 2010 and operated by BP.
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Egypt is preparing a timetable for repaying arrears on debts it owes to foreign oil companies to encourage them to continue investing in the country, the Petroleum Ministry said on Sunday.
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TransGlobe Energy Corporation is pleased to announce a successful Jurassic gas-condensate test in the Western Desert at North Dabaa 1X.
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Dana Gas, the Middle East's leading regional private sector natural gas Company, announces that it has achieved gas production level in Egypt of 200 million standard cubic feet per day, the highest level for the company in the country in 2 years.
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Apache Corporationand Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation announced they have launched a global strategic partnership to pursue joint upstream oil and gas projects.
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 Kuwait Energy finds more Egyptian oil
  Monday, August 26, 2013
Kuwait Energy has found more oil and gas in a new zone at its El Salmiya-2 well on the Abu Sennan concession in Egypt's Western Desert.
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Egypt has appointed Tarek al-Molla as chairman of state-run Egyptian General Petroleum Corp (EGPC), the Oil Ministry said, a move that is likely to encourage foreign oil companies operating there.
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The Petroleum Ministry has conveyed to the Ministry of External Affairs that the Indian consortium comprising Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Oil India Limited (OIL) has 'unanimously' decided not to sign the concession agreement for two offshore oil exploration blocks.
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 Egypt receives 6 fuel shipments from UAE
  Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Egypt has received six shipments of fuel from the UAE as part of the Gulf state's promised aid following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
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 BG flags Egypt concerns as profit slips
  Wednesday, July 31, 2013
International gas and oil producer BG Group Plc flagged its concerns about the impact of instability in Egypt as it reported a 3 percent fall in second quarter net profit.
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 Dana Gas Continues Operations in Egypt
  Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Dana Gas announced that they plan to continue operations as well as investment in Egypt, despite challenges.
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Gas prices dropped slightly during the July 4 holiday period, but the unrest in Egypt is causing the price of crude oil to rise, and gasoline prices are expected to follow suit.
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Egypt's strategic reserves of three vital fuel products will run out by end of this month, Turkish news agency Anadulo reported on Thursday, citing Petroleum Minister Sherif Haddara.
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The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Sherif Haddara, announced a reshuffling of key administrators within government-controlled companies that oversee and participate in various aspects of the petroleum sector. The shuffle aims to improve performance and efficiency.
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Mr. Miguel Angel Vargas, the General Manager of the Chilean state-owned Sipetrol International S.A., Egypt Branch, announced a new achievement in East Ras Qattara Concession in the Western Desert.
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Qatar promised Egypt five free shipments of LNG this summer after a meeting of representatives from the two countries' governments in Doha, giving cash-strapped Egypt a reprieve from worsening energy shortages.
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A disagreement over pricing is delaying a gas swap deal between Egypt and Qatar intended to ease domestic energy shortages that have exacerbated the North African country's broader economic problems, people close to talks between the two countries said Monday.
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Egypt Gas Co. announced on Tuesday, conducting negotiations with the Iraqi Oil Ministry to agree on a number of projects, including the delivery of gas to homes.
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NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy is to boost crude oil production in Egypt by 41.5% by the year 2014, to 7,500 barrels per day, up from 5,300 barrels per day, according to Naftogaz Deputy CEO Vadym Chuprun.
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Italy and Spain aim to reduce their dependence on North African natural gas imports, posing potential trouble for countries including Algeria, the one oil- and gas-rich country in the region so far spared from major social unrest.
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Mr. Tarek El Barkatawy is the new Chairman of the Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC). Mr. El Barkatawy has a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Cairo University and over twenty years experience in the Egyptian petroleum sector.
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Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East's largest regional private sector natural gas company, announces its financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2013 with a net profit after tax of AED 241 million (US$ 66 million), an increase of 17% as compared to AED 206 million (US$56 million) in Q1 2012. Revenue from the sale of hydrocarbons during Q1 2013 was AED 557 million (US$ 152 million).
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Apache Corporation announced drilling success with three new discovery wells in Egypt's Western Desert.
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Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum has appointed Paul Barnett as the new Managing Director of its Egypt business.
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Egypt, struggling to meet domestic energy demand, has asked Russia to help it fulfil its gas supply contracts with Europe, Russia's Energy Minister was quoted as saying on Saturday.
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 Egypt Awards New Oil and Gas Contracts
  Thursday, April 18, 2013
Egypt recently awarded eight oil and gas exploration contracts for prospecting projects off the North Coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Companies inacluding BP, Petroceltic International, Sea Dragon, Pura Vida Energy and Dana Gas are paying a total of $73.2 million to secure the license deals, which require a minimum investment of $1.2 billion.
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 Sipetrol New Production Record Achievement
  Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Mr. Miguel Angel Vargas, the General Manager of the Chilean state-owned Sipetrol International S.A., Egypt Branch, announced a new achievement in East Ras Qattara Concession in the Western Desert, with a new production record exceeding 17,000 BOPD from the last drilled Development Well Shahd-3 with an added production rate of 4,300 BOPD during April 2013.
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The fourth edition of the North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition (NATC) returns to Cairo, Egypt, from 15-17 April 2013, under the patronage of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt. Organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
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Foster Wheeler AG announced that subsidiaries of its Global Engineering and Construction Group have been awarded contracts by Apache Khalda for the provision of technical consultancy services to oversee the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of the Qasr Compression Project in Egypt.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to announce the following operational update for its recent work activities in Egypt.
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Weatherford, one of the largest oilfield services companies that operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 60,000 people worldwide, is presenting their Total DepthSM services at NATCE-SPE.
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The Egyptian Ambassador to Jordan, Khaled Tharwat, has denied media reports which claim that Egypt intends to reduce the amount of natural gas exported to Jordan prior to cutting off the supply completely by June.
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Egypt's government paid foreign energy companies $6.5 billion in overdue payments owed this year, Al Borsa reported, citing Oil Minister Osama Kamal.
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The Egyptian government has invited top oil multinationals to bid for exploration licenses in sites located in Upper Egypt known for being rich in natural gas and petroleum, Sherif Ismail, chairman of the state-owned Ganoub El-Wadi petroleum holding company (GANOPE), told Al-Ahram daily newspaper.
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 Success for Apache on Khalda Ridge
  Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Apache Corporation reported that the Amoun NE-1X discovery on the north flank of Egypt's Khalda Ridge producing complex tested at a combined rate of 3,186 barrels of oil and condensate and 11 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from two zones in the Jurassic-aged upper and lower Safa formations.
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The Minister of Petroleum Osama Kamal dismissed the Deputy of Operations at EGPC, Nasr Abo El-Seoud, due to the current diesel crisis which resulted in numerous protests from minibus drivers, the primary consumers of the vital fuel.
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The Board of Directors of Cheiron Petroleum Holdings Ltd. (CHL) is pleased to announce that Dr. Hany Elsharkawi has joined the company as the Chief Executive Officer. Dr Hany holds an M. SC and PhD degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada and a B. SC degree from University of Alexandria Egypt.
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 Egypt gas exports up 4% in 2012: IDSC
  Thursday, February 28, 2013
Egypt exported $22 billion worth of natural gas last year, 4 percent more than in 2011, according to a report on Economic and Social Indicators released in February by the state-run Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC).
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The Egyptian government has signed agreements with Malaysia's Petronas and Britain's BG Group to reschedule debt owed by Cairo, the minister of petroleum, Osama Kamal, told reporters on Tuesday.
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Egypt plans to repay a quarter of its about $9 billion debt to foreign oil companies in Egyptian pounds, the independent El-Watan newspaper reported, citing Industry and Foreign Trade Minister Hatem Saleh.
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Cairo based National Bank for Development (NBD) is considering arranging a syndicated loan between USD 150-200 million for Maridive & Oil Services, the Egyptian oil and gas services company, listed on the Egyptian stock exchange, a senior banker told Zawya.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to announce new operational update for its recent work activities in Egypt.
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Petroceltic International plc, the upstream oil and gas exploration and production company focused on North Africa, the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, provides an update on its Egyptian exploration and development activities.
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Eni has made a new oil discovery from the NFW well ''Rosa North 1X'', located in the Meleiha Concession, in the Western Desert of Egypt. The drilling of Rosa North 1X is part of Eni's strategy to refocus exploration activities in Egypt by targeting deeper oil plays in the Western Desert.
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The UK's BG Group no longer expects to meet a medium-term production target of more than 1 million b/d of oil equivalent by 2015, the company said Tuesday, as short-term production issues in Egypt and the UK continue to weigh on BG's upstream.
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 Egypt seeks to meet energy needs
  Thursday, February 7, 2013
Egypt's General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) is seeking to buy 968 thousand tonnes of diesel to be delivered between April and June.
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According to an internal press release Apache recently made significant changes to its leadership structure in an effort to facilitate future growth and development internationally.
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Vega Petroleum Limited (VPL), a privately owned exploration and production company, established in the British Virgin Islands with its principals from the Middle East, announced today that it has successfully received approval for working interest and operatorship in the Ras El Ush (REU) field in the Gebel El Zeit Offshore Concession, from Canadian E&P Company, Dover Investment Ltd by EGPC.
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Dana Petroleum has been given the go-ahead by the Egyptian government to further develop the Nefertiti oil field in the Gulf of Suez following the successful completion of an appraisal well.
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ExxonMobil Egypt, the leader in blending and marketing of high technology industrial lubricants, renewed its cooperation with the Egyptian Drilling Company (EDC),known to be the leading drilling company in the Middle East, for additional five years.
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Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East's first and largest regional private sector natural gas company, has announced that it has made two new onshore gas discoveries in the Nile Delta Basin of Egypt.
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Ganoub El Wadi Petroleum Holding Company (Ganope) invites the specialized oil and gas exploration, exploitation and production companies to participate in the international 2012 Bid Round # 1.
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Investments of international companies operating in the oil and gas sector in Egypt didn't decline, a newspaper reported the Egyptian minister of petroleum and mineral resources, Osama Kamal, said.
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Circle Oil Plc, the Middle East and Africa focused oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce that it has agreed a US$12.5 million secured working capital facility with Ahli United Bank Egypt.
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Egyptian Petroleum Minister Osama Kamal unveiled plans to float a tender to import gas to meet growing demand for the fuel, Reuters reported.
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 Egyptian Oil Minister Describes Challenges
  Monday, December 24, 2012
Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Osama Kamal gave a press conference at the meeting of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), in which he discussed the government's decision to raise the price of fuels and commented on the economic damage faced by the oil and gas industry.
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The Egyptian natural gas supply to the Kingdom returned to the agreed-upon flow of 240 million cubic feet (mcf), Jordan and Egypt said on Thursday.
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Citadel Capital, the leading private equity firm in the Middle East and Africa with US$ 9.5 billion in investments under control, confirmed portfolio company National Petroleum Company Egypt Ltd. (NPC Egypt) has divested the National Petroleum Company Shukheir Marine Ltd.
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Egypt, a natural-gas exporter to markets from China to Chile, is set to become an importer for the first time just as the new government needs energy shipments to revive an economy weakened by civil unrest.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Sea Dragon Energy Holding Ltd. has completed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of National Petroleum Company Shukheir Marine Limited.
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On behalf of the Egyptian Prime Minister, Egyptian Petroleum Minister Engineer Osama Kamal recently inaugurated a joint Egyptian-Italian factory located in Badr Industrial City.
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 Price of engine oil doubles
  Sunday, December 9, 2012
Local markets have seen a 100 per cent rise in the price of engine oil. Karim Sami, member of the Petroleum Products Division in the Egyptian Chamber of Commerce, said that the price of a package of oil weighing four kilos has gone up from 82 to 140 pounds, while one weighing 20 kilos has risen from 160 to 300 pounds.
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The Egyptian Petroleum Minister Osama Kamal and CEO of Chinese Corporation Sinopec Star Petroleum Company Fu Chengyu discussed investment opportunities in the Egyptian oil and gas sector as a means of expanding mutual partnerships in the coming period.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to announce the following operational update for its recent work program in Egypt.
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Minister of Petroleum Osama Kamel unveiled new investments and more economic cooperation between foreign partners and major Egyptian companies, citing agreements signed for upgrading oil fields and wells in Balaeem petroleum sites.
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Petroleum Minister Osama Kamal and CEO of Edison Oil Company Bruno Lescoeur recently discussed investment opportunities in the Egyptian oil and gas sector as a means of enlarging mutual partnerships in the coming period.
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Prime Minister Dr. Hisham Qandeel held a meeting on the future vision for the development of oil refineries in order to meet the local market's needs of petroleum products. The meeting was attended by ministers of planning and international cooperation, petroleum, industry and foreign trade and the Cabinet Secretary General.
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Dana Petroleum plc is bringing new wells into production in Egypt, through its Joint Venture company Zeitco and has also been successful in the 2011 EGPC bidding process.
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German utility RWE may set up a new solar and wind plant in Egypt to power its oil production there, a German newspaper said, citing an official from the company.
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British oil and gas company BG Group Plc's production troubles in Egypt may affect supplies of Liquefied Natural Gas to two of its Chilean customers, Endesa Chile and state-owned ENAP, BG said on Wednesday.
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 EGAS pushes back bidding deadline to February
  Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Egypt's state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) has postponed by three months the closing date for international companies to present bids for 15 oil and gas concessions due to weak interest in the tender.
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 Cairo agrees to up Jordan's gas supplies
  Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Egypt has agreed to boost Jordan's gas supplies, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Alaa Batayneh announced on Tuesday, ending a months-long dispute over the country's former primary energy source.
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Shares of TransGlobe, which has oil interests in Egypt and Yemen, rose as much as 14 per cent to a six-month high of C$12.45 on Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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Circle Oil Plc, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce the following update regarding the Al Amir SE Field and the Geyad field.
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Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East's largest private sector natural gas company, announces that its joint-venture, the Egyptian Bahrain Gas Derivatives Company (EBGDCo) NGL extraction plant region at Ras Shukheir in Egypt, first of its kind in the Gulf of Suez region, has loaded its first propane cargo on 1 October, 2012.
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Kuwait Energy, one of the fastest growing independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Middle East, today announced a new oil discovery of Ahmad-2 well, located in the Area A license in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt, adjacent to the Shukheir North West field.
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RWE Dea Egypt confirmed a further extension of the South Sidi Ghazy-1x discovery in the Egyptian Nile Delta. The latest development well follows the successful appraisal of the North Sidi Ghazy-1x discovery reported in August 2012. The start of production from RWE Dea’s Disouq project is planned for 2013.
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Egypt's Citadel Capital could be an investor in Uganda's proposed $2.5 billion oil refinery project, the Egyptian private equity firm's managing director said.
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Saipem S.p.A. has sealed a 3-month agreement with Gaz de France Suez (GDF Suez) for the charter of Scarabeo 4 to be engaged in drilling activities offshore Egypt.
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Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that several contracts have been awarded to some of its subsidiaries for a total amount of approximately €135 million for Engineering, Procurement and Technology Services.
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Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil and Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni met yesterday in Cairo to discuss Eni's activities in the country.
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 Qatar backs $3.6bn Egyptian refinery
  Monday, September 24, 2012
Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) will join Egypt's Orient Company and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) in their venture to set up a new $3.6bn refinery in Greater Cairo.
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 Dapetco Continues Western Desert Drilling
  Monday, September 17, 2012
The South Dabaa Petroleum Company (Dapetco) has completed a new developmental well, SD 1-24, in the company's Western Desert fields.
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American oil company Apache Corporation has temporarily abandoned three recently drilled exploratory wells, WKAL-L-D-1X, WKAN-D-1X, and WKAL-O-1X, all of which were drilled in the context of the company's current drilling plan.
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 Egypt denies in talks to buy Iranian oil
  Thursday, September 13, 2012
Egypt denied on Tuesday comments attributed to Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi that it was in talks to buy Iranian crude oil.
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 British Gas to inject US$5 billion in investments
  Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Petroleum Minister Osama Kamal on Tuesday said British Gas is injecting US$3 billion to US$5 billion into development projects in Egypt, in addition to its current investments that amount to US$10 billion.
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 BP to begin $10 billion Egyptian gas project
  Thursday, September 6, 2012
Energy giant BP will begin works on a deep-water natural gas production project in Egypt's Mediterranean basin next week, according to a report on Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website.
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Egypt has ''no objection'' to importing and refining Iranian oil, the state-run Al-Ahram reported, citing Oil Minister Osama Kamal.
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 New Heads Appointed for Petroleum Companies
  Sunday, September 2, 2012
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral resources has revealed the names of those newly appointed to head petroleum companies, based on the decision of minister of petroleum Eng. Osama Kamal. The appointments come as senior officials begin to reach retirement age, and as part of the minister's initiative to begin integrating young personnel into the sector.
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Capital Trust Group said its EuroMena II fund invested $20 million to increase the capital of Sakson Petroleum Services Holding S.A.L., an Egypt-based provider of oil and natural-gas drilling services.
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BP Egypt has made two shallow gas discoveries on the North El Burg concession offshore on Egypt's Nile Delta.
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 RWE Expands Nile Delta Gas Discovery
  Thursday, August 30, 2012
RWE DEA has announced the extension of its North Sidi Ghazy-1x discovery in the Nile Delta through the drilling of the NSG-1-2 developmental well.
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Foster Wheeler AG announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has signed a three-year framework agreement with Apache Khalda Corporation LDC for the provision of consultancy services.
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Circle Oil Plc, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce the following update regarding the Al Amir SE field and the Geyad field.
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Following a decrease in the volume of projects, contracts and occupancy rates, Maridive and Oil Services (MOIL) Egypt, faces a tough fiscal position. MOIL recently completed most of its contracts, including Aramco Saudi and the Indian project Onge and revenues from the projected during the second quarter of 2012 have come to a halt.
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Egypt is finding it increasingly difficult to import fuel as foreign banks and traders pull the plug on credit and charge high premiums due to concerns over its financial and political stability, trading and banking sources said.
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Eng. Osama Kamal, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources held a meeting with several heads of foreign companies operating in Egypt, British Petroleum (BP) and the German RWE, Malaysia's Petronas and British Gas and Gaz de France.
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Ukraine's national oil and gas company Naftogaz Ukrayiny produced 113,000 barrels of crude oil from deposits in Egypt in the second quarter of 2012, up 10.8% from 102,000 barrels in the first quarter, the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry said in a statement Friday.
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Extended production tests of the successful exploration wells in Abu Sennan, Egypt, commenced last week. The tests will continue for 6 months and to date have yielded a combined flow rate of up to 2,524 barrels of oil per day, with associated gas.
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For the fifteenth time since the January 25 Revolution, a gas pipeline used to carry gas through Sinai into Israel and Jordan was blown up early Sunday.
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Circle Oil Plc, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce the following update regarding the Al Amir SE Field (''AASE'') and the Geyad field.
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 Flows start at Melrose Egypt well
  Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Edinburgh-based Melrose Resources' South Khilala-2 development in Egypt is flowing at a rate of 14 million cubic feet per day after being completed as a high angle producer, the company has announced.
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PetroAmir, a joint venture company between the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and the Greek operator Vegas Oil & Gas, has completed the drilling of a new developmental well in the North West Gemsa concession located in Gulf of Suez Basin of the Eastern Desert.
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In consistence with its development plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, Qarun Petroleum has completed the drilling of two new developmental wells in its concession area located in the Western Desert.
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The North Baharia Petroleum Company (Norpetco) concluded drilling activities for two new developmental wells in e Western Desert development lease. The operations come in the context of the company's drilling plan for the current fiscal year 2011-2012.
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Dana Petroleum plc (Dana) is pleased to announce it has just completed two successful appraisal/development wells in the Gulf of Suez area, with Zeitco, our joint venture company.
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 BP Egypt announces Seth first gas
  Thursday, June 28, 2012
On the 23rd of June, first gas from the $334 million Seth development commenced approximately 18 months from project sanction, which is 15 weeks ahead of schedule.
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Badr El Din Petroleum Company (Bapetco) has completed drilling two new developmental wells in its Western Desert concession area as part of its development plan for the 2011/2012 fiscal year.
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The first experimental offshore well has been drilled as deep as 1,500 meters north of Damietta in the Mediterranean as research indicated oil and gas reserves in this area, according to a report Petroleum Minister Eng. Abdullah Ghorab received from Eng. Mohamed Shoaib, the Head of the Gas Holding Company on means to promote oil and gas finds.
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Investors in an Egyptian petroleum refinery project, led by Citadel Capital and Qatar Petroleum, have secured $3.7 billion in financing for the facility, the project operator said.
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A sale by RWE AG (RWE) of energy assets in Egypt is stalled as the country's turbulent political transition deters potential buyers from bidding for the German utility's offshore gas fields there, according to people familiar with the situation.
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 Edison Expands in Wadi El-Rayan
  Monday, June 18, 2012
The Italian Edison Gas has concluded the drilling of a new exploratory well last April, located in the Wadi El-Rayan concession in the Western Desert. The operation comes in the context of the company's 2011-2012 drilling plan.
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 Apache Spuds Dry Hole in Sallum
  Tuesday, June 12, 2012
American operator Apache Corporation drilled a new exploratory well last march, situated in the Western Desert. The operation comes in consistence with Apache's drilling plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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 Agiba Drills Two New Wells
  Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Agiba Petroleum has completed the drilling of two new Western Desert wells during the month of March. The endeavor came in the context of Agiba's development plan for 2011/2012 fiscal year.
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Egypt's finance ministry said it had given the oil ministry an additional $100 million to buy petroleum products.
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Italian petroleum operator Edison has completed the drilling of two exploratory wells located in the company's concession in the Western Desert, which comes in the context of its 2011-2012 exploration plan.
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 Petrobel Expands Well Portfolio
  Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) has concluded drilling operations for two new developmental wells, the 113-M-113 well and the EBLS-2 well in adherence to its drilling plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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The Petroleum Ministry has obtained approval from the Defense Ministry for the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (GASCO) to offer a tender for international companies to explore for gas in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time, in four areas near Egypt's eastern border with Israel.
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Rashid Petroleum Company (Rashpetco) has successfully completed drilling a new developmental well in West Delta Deep Marine concession, in the context of its development plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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Badr El Din Petroleum Company (Bapetco) has concluded the drilling of a new exploratory well in its Western Desert concession area as part of its exploration plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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Eni has made a significant oil discovery at the Emry Deep exploration prospect, located in the Meleiha Concession, in the Western Desert of Egypt, 290 kilometers south west of Alexandria.
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Egypt's Industrial Development Authority is examining proposals from several investors worth EGP 48 billion for developing downstream oil and gas projects including refineries and petrochemicals production.
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Petrodara has undertaken the drilling of a new developmental well, ARTA-34-ST-1 in the company's fields in its Eastern Desert, as part of the development plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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Petrosilah Petroleum Company has drilled a new developmental well, labeled SILAH-16, in the Silah fields in the Fayioum Development Blocks in the Western Desert as part of the company's development plan for the current 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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 EGPC issues crude oil import tender
  Sunday, May 20, 2012
Egypt General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) has issued a tender to import three cargoes of Middle East crude oil between July and September, a tender document showed.
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Production reports indicate that Qarun Petroleum Company's production rates of crude oil and natural gas have shown inconsistency during the period between October 2011 and March 2012.
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Egypt's Maridive and Oil Services , the biggest oil services company by fleet size in the Middle East, reported on Tuesday a net loss of $1.6 million for the first quarter of 2012.
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Indian state-owned oil firm Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) has hit a dry hole in its Mediterranean Sea exploration lease after investing $52 million in the drilling operation. The operation came in the context of GSPC's 2011-2012 exploration plan.
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Khalda Petroleum Company has concluded drilling of the new AG-85 developmental well in the company's lease located in Abu El Gharadiq South field, Abu Gharadiq Basin of the Western Desert.
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Qatar is in ''serious talks'' about investing in Egypt's Mostorod oil refinery project, the head of Qatar Petroleum International said.
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Dana Petroleum plc is pleased to announce it has just completed two successful exploration wells in North Zeit Bay: East Matr-1X and North Matr-1X.
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 NOSPCO Drills New Mediterranean Well
  Tuesday, May 15, 2012
North Sinai Petroleum Company (NOSPCO) has drilled a new developmental well in the company's concession in the Mediterranean Sea. The well, labeled TAO-SW-F ST-2, is part of the company's 2011-2012 development plan.
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Agiba Petroleum Company has concluded the drilling of two new developmental wells in the company's Western Desert lease, the ARCADIA-6 well and the AGHAR 4-17. The operations come in accordance with the company's drilling plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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Last March, the company completed the drilling of two new wells in adherence to GUPCO's development plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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Suez Oil Company (SUCO) has concluded drilling ZB-24 ST-1, a new developmental well in the company's Zeit Bay Development lease in the Eastern Desert. The operation comes in the context of SUCO's development plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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 Egypt's gas debts get heavier
  Monday, May 7, 2012
Egypt's petroleum ministry is struggling to keep its spending under tabs. Now overspending threatens one of the most important projects in the nation: the contract for natural gas.
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Egypt may gradually scrap subsidies on oil products by 2018, introducing coupons for gasoline and diesel as part of the phaseout, the independent newspaper Al Masry Al Youm reported, citing unidentified officials.
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Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. and Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. filed a request for arbitration against East Mediterranean Gas Co. over a deal to supply natural gas to Israel, EGPC's chairman said.
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 Clean Energy Development in Egypt
  Monday, May 7, 2012
Egypt was once an exporter of oil and gas, but now it is struggling to meet its own energy needs. The growth in energy consumption is a response to the country's economic expansion, industrialization, and change in the people's lifestyle.
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Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital said on Thursday it had narrowed its net loss in 2011 after reducing the size of writedowns of underperforming assets.
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International shareholders in East Mediterranean Gas (EMG), the company that oversaw the now defunct Egyptian-Israeli natural gas deal, said on Thursday they were suing the government of Egypt for violating three bilateral investment treaties.
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Apache Corp. said Thursday it has a positive outlook for its operations in Egypt despite the ongoing political struggles in the Arab country.
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Saudi Arabian Oil Co. raised differentials used to determine official selling prices for June shipments from Egypt's Sidi Kerir port on the Mediterranean Sea, two people familiar with the pricing decision said.
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El Paso Corp. (EP) , the pipeline company being bought by Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), has agreed to sell its oil and natural-gas fields in Egypt to an unidentified buyer, reducing its first-quarter results by about $62 million.
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The North Baharia Petroleum Company (Norpetco) completed drilling activities for the company's new ABRAR-4 developmental well in its concession in the Western Desert towards the end of February.
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 Zeitco Drills New Gulf of Suez Well
  Thursday, May 3, 2012
East Zeit Petroleum Company (Zeitco) has completed drilling a new oil-producing well in its concession area in the Gulf of Suez. The operation comes in fulfillment the company's development plan for the current fiscal year 2011-2012.
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Circle Oil Plc, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce the following update regarding the Al Amir SE Field (''AASE'') and the Geyad field.
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Egypt Oil and Gas's analytical report conducted to assess the drilling rigs leased by Tanmia Petroleum Company for oil and gas exploration has revealed the variety of rigs owned by the company in Egypt.
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Petrosilah Petroleum Company has completed the drilling of a new developmental well onshore Gindi Basinin located in the company's Fayoum development blocks in Western Desert. The operation comes in the context of Petrosilah's drilling plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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American Apache Corporation has concluded drilling operations for a wildcat well, labeled TELL-1X, located in the company's West Kalabsha block in the Western Desert. The operation comes as part of Apache's drilling plan for the current fiscal year 2011-2012.
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Sea Dragon and Golden Crescent Investments Ltd. have reached a non-binding understanding to extend the date by which Sea Dragon shall be required to complete its acquisition, directly or indirectly, of all of the issued and outstanding shares of National Petroleum Company Egypt Limited.
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TransGlobe Energy Corporation announces the signing of a Share Purchase Agreement with two United States based energy companies to acquire the shares of their direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries which hold the Vendor's Egyptian Assets.
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Egypt will resume supplying gas to Jordan from early May after the flow was disrupted by repeated attacks on its pipeline, a Jordanian government official said on Saturday.
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Kuwait Energy is estimated to have pumped approximately $400 million of investments into the Egyptian petroleum sector, as the company increases exploration and production activities in the country.
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In consistence with its development plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, Qarun Petroleum has completed the drilling of two new developmental wells in its concession area located in the Western Desert.
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 Abo Qir Completes Mediterranean Well
  Thursday, April 26, 2012
Abo Qir Petroleum Company has concluded the drilling of a new exploratory well in the company's development concession in Abu Qir North field, offshore Nile Delta as part of its drilling plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to provide the following operational update for its Kom Ombo and NW Gemsa concessions in Egypt.
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Energy-poor Jordan warned on Monday that cut-offs in unstable Egyptian gas supplies could cost the kingdom more than $2 billion this year.
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Egypt is willing to negotiate a new agreement to supply natural gas to Israel under different prices and terms, the country's Planning and International Cooperation Minister Fayza Aboulnaga said.
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 Egypt cancels gas deal with Israel
  Monday, April 23, 2012
Egyptian energy companies, citing a trade dispute, have terminated a deal to supply Israel with natural gas in a step that may further erode bilateral ties strained by a popular revolt that toppled Egypt's pro-Israeli leader last year.
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Egypt's Nasr Petroleum Company is in the midst of restarting its 146,300 barrels-per-day refinery in Suez after a fire last Saturday, an official source from the company said on Thursday.
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 Bapetco Expands Western Desert Drilling
  Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Badr El Din Petroleum Company (Bapetco) has concluded the drilling of two new developmental wells in its Western Desert concession area as part of its development plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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 First Oil from North Shadwan
  Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Crude oil production from the NS377 field, located in the concession area of North Shadwan, commenced on the 13th of March 2012. Oil supermajor British Petroleum and the Australian company Beach Energy have announced that initial production from the well will be restricted to approximately 1,000 barrels of oil per day.
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 Khalda Intensifies Western Desert Drilling
  Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A significant increase in drilling activity has been undertaken by Khalda Petroleum over the previous two months, as the company completed the drilling of four exploratory wells, three developmental wells, and one water injection well in its Western Desert concession. The operations come in the context of Khalda's drilling plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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The Chilean Sociedad Internacional Petrolera SA (Sipetrol) has completed the drilling of a new exploratory well in its Rommana exploration block located onshore the Sinai Peninsula as part of its 2011-2012 drilling plan.
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Egypt's ministry of petroleum has received 25 proposals from 12 international companies to search for oil and gas across the eastern and western desert, Gulf of Suez and Sinai, daily Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram reports Sunday, citing Adel Saeed, the vice chairman of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC).
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Kuwait Energy, one of the fastest growing independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Middle East, operating Area A on behalf of the license holder Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, announced a new exploration success with their West Ahmad-1X oil well, located in Area A in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt, adjacent to the Shukheir North West Field.
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In front of the factory of ExxonMobil, in the industrial city of the 10th of Ramadan, workers posted banners saying ''No to contracts of forced labour or tyranny,'' and ''The free people of 10th of Ramadan ask for equality between all Mobil workers.'' The workers of ExxonMobil Egypt have been on strike since 7 April, asking for permanent contracts. The administration answered by suspending work in the factory.
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 Edison Spuds New Western Desert Well
  Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Italian petroleum operator Edison has completed the drilling of a developmental well located in the West Wadi El-Rayan concession in the Western Desert, which comes in the context of its 2011-2012 drilling plan.
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Ukraine is planning to increase its own oil production, first and foremost, through the development of the Subotynske oil field on the Ukrainian shelf of the Black Sea and oil fields in Egypt, where Naftogaz of Ukraine is working on a concession basis.
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Middle East Oil Refinery SAE, the Egyptian refiner known as Midor, is seeking to buy 30,000 metric tons of light cycle oil for delivery in the first week of May.
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International oil services group Aker Solutions has signed a two-year frame agreement with Egyptian oil giant Badr Petroleum Company (Bapetco). Aker Solutions will be the sole supplier for all of the oil company's surface wellhead equipment, installation and lifecycle services operations in the Western Desert of Egypt.
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Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Wealth Abdullah Ghorab stressed on Sunday that scientific research constituted a basic element for the development of oil, gas, petrochemicals and mining industries in Egypt in order to cope up with the successive developments of this industry.
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Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) has concluded the drilling of two new developmental wells in fulfillment of the company's 2011-2012 drilling plan.
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An explosion hit the Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan on Monday for 14th time since the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak began last year, security sources said.
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 Change of Hands at EGPC
  Monday, April 9, 2012
Following rumors and speculation regarding who will take over the role of Vice-President for oil & Gas production at the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), Egypt Oil & Gas's sources have confirmed that Eng. Abed Ezz El Regal, President of Tanmeya Petroleum Company, has been appointed for the position.
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Qarun Petroleum Company, a joint-venture between the EGPC and the American operator Apache Corporation, is in the process of drilling a new crude-producing exploratory well in its Western Desert concession area. The new 'HEBA-10x' well has reached a vertical depth of 7150 feet using the EDC-63 rig, with investments averaging $1million.
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Japan's AOC Holdings said on Thursday it will be difficult to achieve its goal of starting production in May from the offshore Northwest October block in the northern Gulf of Suez due to the nation's political situation.
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Oil company Petrodara's production of crude oil increased significantly, revealed the company-specific analytical report compiled by Egypt Oil & Gas. Production indicators for crude oil rose consistently, reaching 376,129 barrels for the month of January 2012.
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Khalda has completed the drilling of several new wells in the fields of its Eastern Desert concession.
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Bapetco has announced a surge in drilling activities in the Western Desert as part of the company's drilling plan for the current fiscal year 2011/2012. The plan includes two drilling operations for both an exploratory well and a developmental well in the company's Western Desert concession.
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Amapetco has drilled a new developmental well, AMAL-14 ST-2, in the concession it owns in the Gulf of Suez. The operation is in accordance with the company's developmental plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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Circle Oil Plc, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce the following update regarding the Al Amir SE Field (''AASE'') and the Geyad field.
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Badr El-Din Petroleum Company (Bapetco) is preparing to offer a series of tenders to acquire the needed equipment to create a carbon dioxide-removal unit. The decision comes in the context of putting several new wells on production, all of which are located in field 'Kareem' in the company's Alam Al-Shawish concession area in the Western Desert.
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Apache Corporation reported that approval of seven new development leases in the Faghur Basin has enabled the company to add 5,200 barrels per day of new production in Egypt's Western Desert.
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MENA Hydrocarbons Inc. is pleased to announce the commencement of operations for Lagia oil field development in Egypt and the Creation of Joint Venture Company, PetroSinai.
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 Dana Gas Encumbered by Payment Delays
  Wednesday, March 14, 2012
UAE-based Dana Gas is struggling to cope with the payment delays owed from Egypt and Kurdistan. The company's outstanding debt of $1billion Sukuk (Islamic bonds) has significantly strained the company's ability to progress its expansion plans in Egypt.
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In its Western Desert concession area, PetroShahd has completed drilling an exploratory well in the context of its drilling plan for the fiscal year 2011/2012. Seismic studies assessing the wells potential have proved the well dry.
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 PetroAmir Advances in the Eastern Desert
  Wednesday, March 14, 2012
PetroAmir, a joint venture company between the EGPC and Vegas Oil & Gas, has completed drilling a new developmental well in its Eastern Desert concession.
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Oil production has commenced from the NS377 field in Beach's North Shadwan concession, with oil flowing via a tie-in to Petrobel's nearby Ras Ghara oil facility and then by pipeline to the main Petreco Oil Centre at Abu Rudeis.
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Egypt Oil & Gas's detailed report covering oil company Petrobel showed fluctuations in the company's production rates of crude oil and natural gas during the past six months. Production of both resources rose and fell intermittently over the period from the third quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012, as displayed in the graph.
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Citadel Capital, the leading private equity firm in the Middle East and Africa with US$ 9 billion in investments under control, issued today the following statement regarding revised terms of sale for the National Petroleum Company Egypt.
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State-owned Egyptian General Petroleum Corp (EGPC) has awarded a tender to buy 18-20 cargoes of gas oil between March and June, traders said on Thursday.
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During its visit of last month, The Egyptian petroleum delegation has accomplished fruitful progress in supporting the reconstruction of Libya's dilapidated petroleum industry.
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The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) has concluded an agreement with the Gaza authority of energy and natural resources for the supply of fuel to the Gaza Power Plant, the sole operational power plant in the Gaza Strip, via the Rafah border terminal.
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The main gas pipeline sending supplies from Egypt to Jordan and Israel has been attacked, causing two large explosions, Egyptian officials say.
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Egypt's Maridive and Oil Services, the biggest oil services company by fleet size in the Middle East, reported a 32 percent drop in net profit in 2011, when tough competition pushed industry prices lower, the firm said on Monday.
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Total SA is planning to explore for oil and natural gas off the coasts of Libya and Egypt, a region that may hold as much as 200bn barrels of oil equivalent, a company official said.
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Kuwait Energy plc and their main partner, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), today announced a new oil discovery, the El Salmiya-1 well, in the Abu Sennan concession located in the Western Desert in Egypt.
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Dana Petroleum plc is pleased to announce that Zeitco, its joint venture with the Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC), has successfully completed its first well of 2012, A12Z on the East Zeit field.
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 Drilling Alamein Yields Adverse Outcomes
  Thursday, March 1, 2012
Several recent drilling operations in the Alamein area have resulted in extremely minor output of hydrocarbon, which has prompted several problems among petroleum companies.
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Egyptian industry should switch from fossil fuels to natural gas in order to increase its cost-effectiveness, the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) recommended in its eighth board meeting.
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MENA Hydrocarbons Inc. announced that the Petroservices 750 HP rig Shams 1 has completed customs inspection and arrived on site at MENA's 100% owned Lagia concession in Egypt.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. announces that it is revisiting the terms of its agreement with Golden Crescent Investments Ltd. for the acquisition of National Petroleum Company Egypt Limited and intends to withdraw its short form prospectus.
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Egyptian General Petroleum Corp., the nation's state-owned oil marketing company, is seeking to buy as many as five cargoes of gasoil a month from March to June, said two traders who participate in the market.
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Kuwait Energy plc with their main partner EGPC, announced a significant increase in production from the Shahd SE field located in the East Ras Qattara concession in the Western Desert in Egypt following the successful drilling of the appraisal well Shahd SE-5.
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U.S. oil and gas producer Apache Corp. (APA) has reached a deal with Egypt to expand its oil and gas investments in the North African country in 2013 by $1 billion, Egypt's Minister of Oil Abdullah Ghorab said, according to the Kuwait state news agency, or Kuna.
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 Bapetco to Spud New Wells in the Western Desert
  Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Badr Petroleum Company (Bapetco) has announced plans to drill two new wells, which are pat of the company's declared development plan for the fiscal year of 2011/2012.
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Ukraine's national oil and gas company Naftogaz Ukrayiny, Egyptian state-owned company Ganoub El-Wadi Petroleum Holding (GANOPE) and the Egyptian Oil Ministry on February 7 signed a concession agreement on developing and subsequently operating two hydrocarbon blocks, Wadi Mahareeth No.8 and No.9, located in the Eastern Desert of Upper Egypt.
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Kuwait Energy plc, one of the fastest growing independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Middle East, announced that it has made an oil well discovery in the Western Desert in Egypt. The new well is named Al Jahraa-1X and is located in the Abu Sennan exploration concession where Kuwait Energy is the operator and holds a 50% working interest.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to provide the following operational update for its NW Gemsa and Kom Ombo concessions in Egypt.
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According to the analytical report conducted by Egypt Oil and Gas to gauge the performance of Qarun Petroleum, the company's production rates of crude oil have been consistent during the past six months.
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Dara Petroleum Company (PetroDara), a subsidiary of TransGlobe, completed the spudding of the new development well, EAST ARTA-22, in the West Gharib Lease, located in the Eastern Desert last month.
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 PetroShahd Ventures Further in Abu Gharadiq
  Wednesday, February 8, 2012
PetroShahd Petroleum Company finished the drilling of yet another developmental well in the Abu Gharadiq Basin located in the Western Desert, as part of its drilling program for the fiscal year 2011/2012.
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 BoraPetco Expands Operations in West Gharib
  Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Borg Al-Arab Petroleum (BoraPetco) completed drilling the BEA-11 well in its West Gharib concession located in the Western Desert. The new developmental well is part of the company's development plan for the fiscal year 2011/2012.
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Pharaonic Petroleum Company completed the drilling of a new offshore developmental well in its Mediterranean concession as part of the company's drilling plan of December 2011.
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The American operator Apache commenced the drilling of two exploratory oil-producing wells located in its Western Desert concession area.
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Massive flames shot into the sky over northern Sinai on Saturday after a section of a pipeline that carries gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan exploded, according to a security official in the region.
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The analytical report issued by Egypt Oil & Gas to assess the performance of Khalda Petroleum revealed disparities in the company's production indicators of crude oil and natural gas.
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Italian operator Edison completed the drilling of a new exploratory well in the fields of its Western Desert concession.
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 Dana Gas Drills New Well in the Nile Delta
  Wednesday, February 1, 2012
UAE-based Dana Gas completed the drilling of a new exploratory well in the Nile Delta area. PLUTO-1 is a gas-producing well. It was drilled using the EDC-66 rig to a vertical depth of 7,300 feet, the cost of which has averaged $2 million.
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Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) announced the successful drilling of a new developmental well in its concession area of the Sinai Peninsula.
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BG Egypt today announced gas production had started on 30 January 2012 from the second stage of West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) Concession Phase 7, representing another successful milestone in the phased development of WDDM.
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 BP wins tender to buy jet fuel from Egypt
  Saturday, January 28, 2012
BP has won a tender to buy a cargo of jet fuel for loading in the first week of February from Egypt's Middle East Oil Refinery (Midor) traders said on Friday.
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Citadel Capital SAE, the Egyptian private equity firm that has raised $3.7 billion to build an oil refinery, plans to start construction in the second quarter.
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Kuwait Energy Plc, one of the fastest growing independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Middle East, today announced a new oil discovery in Egypt's Ahmad-1X well, located in the Gulf of Suez's Area A concession.
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 GSPC to continue Egypt explorations
  Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Despite a deep funds crunch, the premier state public sector undertaking (PSU), Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) will not be dropping its plan to continue with oil and gas exploration in Egypt.
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A gasoline shortage in Egypt has led to long queues at fuel stations and raised suspicions among drivers that it may be a prelude to a cut in subsidies, despite official reassurances that there is no plan to hike prices.
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 Steady production rate for Petrobel
  Thursday, January 12, 2012
Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) witnessed a steady production rate over the last quarter of 2011. The company concluded the year with the drilling of two wells, one exploratory and one development.
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Agiba Petroleum Company revealed that its production rates of crude oil and natural gas have been, to some extent, consistent over the previous six months.
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Badr Petroleum Company (Bapetco) finished the drilling of two development wells, BED-19-2 and BAHGA-U in the company's Alam El-Shawish West Block, in the Western Desert.
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Dana Petroleum plc is pleased to announce first oil production from its Matr-1XST well in the North Zeit Bay production sharing contract (PSC) area onshore in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. This follows the recent approval of the Matr Development lease by the Ministry of Petroleum.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an arm's length share purchase agreement with Golden Crescent Investments Ltd to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of National Petroleum Company Egypt Limited.
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Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. said its international oil and natural-gas bidding round closing date was extended by two months until the end of March after potential bidders requested more time for evaluation.
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 Rashpetco sustains its development wheel
  Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Rashid Petroleum Company (Rashpetco) completed the drilling of a new development well, SIMSAT-B2-DA in the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) Concession, in the Mediterranean Sea area.
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 Petrodara advances its drilling plan
  Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Dara Petroleum Company (Petrodara), a subsidiary of Transglobe, drilled a new development well, East Arta-23, in the West Gharib Lease, located in the Eastern Desert.
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 Dana Gas intensifies exploration in Delta
  Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Dana Gas, one of the UAE's leading companies, drilled a new exploratory well, Fluto, in the area of Delta.
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Jordan and Qatar have named a joint committee to study ways to import liquefied natural gas from the Gulf Arab state to replace Egyptian supplies disrupted by pipeline bombings.
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TransGlobe Energy Corporation today announces the closing of the West Bakr acquisition in Egypt from The Egyptian Petroleum Development Co. Ltd. (of Japan) that was completed on December 29, 2011.
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The Jordanian Minister of Transport Alya Bitayana has demanded that Egypt ensures the safety of a pipeline delivering Egypt gas to Jordan, television channel, Al Arabiya said on Monday.
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Egypt's fuel subsidies are expected to reach 114 billion Egyptian pounds ($18.9 billion) in 2012 compared with 100 billion pounds in the previous year, Al Mal reported, cited Hani Dahi, chairman of Egyptian General Petroleum Corp.
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Gamesa will deliver 100 of its G80-2.0 MW wind turbines to the New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) for a total of 200 MW of wind projects in the Gulf of El-Zayt on Egypt's Red Sea coast.
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Tug FAIRMOUNT SHERPA has successfully towed jack-up drilling rig BAHARIA I to her new position in the Zeit Bay oil field in the Gulf of Suez. The FAIRMOUNT SHERPA is one of five supertugs owned by Fairmount Marine.
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Egypt's Ministry of Petroleum has confirmed that a natural gas reserve recently discovered off the coast of Cyprus, does not fall within Egyptian territorial waters or its exclusive economic zone.
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TransGlobe Energy Corporation is pleased to provide a mid-quarter production and operations update for the fourth quarter of 2011 and 2012 Forecast.
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 Sudan Asks Egypt for Gas
  Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Khartoum has made a formal request to Egypt to supply Sudan with natural gas, affirming that Cairo pledged to study the request and respond accordingly, according to Minister of Electricity and Dams, Osama Abdullah.
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Prime Minister Dr. Kamal El Ganzoury meets on 24/12/2011 with Arab Ministers of Energy and Petroleum participants in the activities of the 85th meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries "OPEC", headed by the Minister of the UAE's oil the current chairman of the Ministerial Council Information Service
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Circle Oil Plc, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce the following update regarding the Al Amir SE Field Water Injection project and the Geyad-4 well (formerly Geyad-D) in the Geyad field.
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 Jordan set to end reliance on Egyptian gas
  Monday, December 19, 2011
Jordan is set to move away from Egyptian gas due to the growing unreliability of the country's main energy source, officials say.
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 Melrose Resources reveals exploration plans
  Monday, December 19, 2011
Oil and gas firm Melrose Resources is to spend $83m (£53.4m) next year in exploration and development work while continuing to reduce its debt levels.
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Egypt's North Sinai gas pipeline, which transports gas to Israel and Jordan, was attacked for the 10th time this year, Egyptian Natural Gas Co. Chairman Magdi Tawfik said.
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HSBC Bank Egypt announced the closing of a USD50 million financing for IPR Petroleum. The facility will be used to refinance existing credit facilities, as well as the development and production of the company's oil and gas assets in Egypt.
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Drake & Scull Water and Power L.L.C (DSWP), secured a AED 142 million Construction Contract of a Mining Grade Ammonium Nitrate Plant in the province of Ain Sukhna in Egypt.
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A project that could add 22 percent to Egypt's natural gas supply is one year behind schedule because local residents in the town of Idku, east of Alexandria, continue to oppose British Petroleum's (BP) plans to build a processing plant on the town's seashore.
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 Baker Hughes saves Money for Operator in Egypt
  Wednesday, December 14, 2011
After analyzing client data from offset wells, the Baker Hughes drill bit team in Egypt developed a case for a trial run of the Hughes Christensen Quantec PDC bit technology, which resulted in savings of $152,000 on two wells, reported Gulf Oil & Gas News.
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 PetroSilah targets production increase
  Wednesday, December 14, 2011
PetroSilah Petroleum Company drilled a new exploratory well, North East Younes to a total depth of 8600 feet.
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 Khalda concludes several drilling operations
  Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Khalda Petroleum Company has been on busy drilling schedule during last month as three new wells, one development and two exploratory ones, were drilled in the context of the company's plan for the fiscal year of 2011/2012.
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 Bapetco on the right drilling track
  Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Badr El-Din Petroleum Company drilled a new development well, SD 1-15, in its concession in the Western Desert.
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 Kuwait Energy develops Al-Ahmadi discovery
  Monday, December 12, 2011
Kuwait Energy Egypt completed the drilling of Al-Ahmadi-1X, in the Abu Sennan concession in the Western Desert.
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 Qarun drilled the KNW-3
  Monday, December 12, 2011
Qarun Petroleum Company (QPC) drilled a new development well, KNW-3 in its Karama Development Lease, Abu Gharadiq Basin, Western Desert.
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French energy company Total is on the verge of signing a contract with the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company to establish a US$3 billion plant for the production of olefins by steam cracking of natural gas, said a Petroleum Ministry official.
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 Dana Petroleum Egypt joint venture approved
  Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Dana Petroleum plc (''Dana'') is pleased to announce that The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum has approved ''Petro Kareem'' - a new joint venture between Dana and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation.
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 New exploratory activity by Apache
  Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Apache Corp., the U.S major company drilled a new exploratory well, Hathour 1-X in the company's concession area in the Western Desert.
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 New Oil Discovery in Sinai by Petrobel
  Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) made a new oil discovery in Sinai, announced the Ministry of Petroleum last month.
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 Agiba develops the Meleiha field
  Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Agiba Petroleum Company announced the successful drilling of the Meleiha 78 well, in the Meleiha development lease, onshore Shoushan sub-basin, located in the Western Desert.
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 Naftogaz moves further in its 2011 plan
  Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Naftogaz concluded the drilling of a new exploratory well, EHG 1-1, in the context of the company's 2011-2012 drilling program.
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 Ganoub Dabaa drills an exploratory well
  Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Ganoub Al-Dabaa Petroleum Company announced the drilling of a new exploratory well in the South Dabaa Field, in the area of the Western Desert.
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Petroleum Minister Eng. Abdullah Ghorab stressed the importance of maintaining oil production and attracting more investments as well as signing more agreements to intensify operations of prospecting for oil and gas.
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CROSCO Integrated Drilling & Well Services Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling services for SIPETROL INTERNATIONAL S.A. Egypt Branch.
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German utility RWE has earmarked oil and gas assets in Egypt for sale in a bid to shore up its finances as Germany moves to exit nuclear energy, the Financial Times reported.
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 Petrodara drills in Hoshia development lease
  Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Dara Petroleum Company (Petrodara), a subsidiary of TransGlobe drilled new development well Hoshia-14, in the Hoshia North field, onshore the Gulf of Suez Basin.
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 Bapetco deepens operations in Sitra
  Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Badr El-Din Petroleum Company (Bapetco) invested $2.172 million in a drilling activity in the Alam El-Shawish Concession, onshore the Western Desert.
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Egypt's state-owned gas company Egas plans to hold a bidding round for natural gas exploration early next year, the petroleum minister said on Monday.
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 Methanex says to shut down Egypt plant
  Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Canada's Methanex Corp, the world's largest methanol supplier, said it will shut down its plant in Egypt due to political unrest in the country, sending its shares down 2 percent.
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 Norpetco drills Abrar-3
  Monday, November 14, 2011
The North Bahariya Petroleum Company (Norpetco ) drilled a new exploratory well in the North Bahariya Concession, onshore Abu Gharadiq Basin as part of the company's drilling plan for the fiscal year of 2011/2012.
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 Petrobel leads a busy drilling schedule
  Monday, November 14, 2011
Balayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) is heading further with its 2011/2012 plan by the drilling of two development wells and another exploratory one, in Sinai and the Mediterranean areas respectively.
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Political instability in Egypt may delay the first crude output from the offshore Northwest October block in the northern Gulf of Suez, a top executive from operator AOC Holdings said.
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The acquisition of 3D seismic in the Black Sea offshore Bulgaria has started and Melrose Resources Plc is planning for 2D and 3D seismic surveys offshore Romania.
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 TransGlobe to appraise Western Desert find
  Sunday, November 13, 2011
TransGlobe Energy Corp., Calgary, plans to appraise the Boraq oil and gas discovery and further explore the 558,120-acre South Alamein concession in Egypt's Western Desert after it receives regulatory approval to close the acquisition of a 50% interest from Cepsa Egypt.
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Egyptian authorities have installed an early warning system to protect gas pipelines in the Sinai Peninsula after a wave of attacks, dpa quoted an official as saying.
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Saboteurs blew up a Sinai pipeline on Thursday, halting gas supplies from Egypt to Israel and Jordan in the sixth such attack since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian security sources and witnesses said.
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Apache Corp plans to increase investments in its Egypt operations by $1.5 billion starting in 2012, Egypt's General Authority for Free-zones and Investments (GAFI) said.
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Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with BP for the ultra deepwater semi-submersible MAERSK DISCOVERER for work initially offshore Egypt.
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BP Egypt announced the Salmon gas discovery in the North El Burg Offshore Concession, Nile Delta. Salmon is the third gas discovery BP has made in the concession following Satis-1 and Satis-3 Oligocene deep gas discoveries.
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BG Egypt today announced the start of gas production on 17 October 2011 from the Phase 8a Deepwater Development Project. The Project is within the West Delta Deep Marine Concession (BG Group 50%, PETRONAS 50%) located approximately 90 kilometres offshore the Nile Delta.
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 Beach exploration success in Egypt
  Thursday, October 13, 2011
Beach advises that gas and condensate discoveries have been made at its first two exploration wells, GPZZ-4 and Al Ahmadi-1, in the Abu Sennan concession in the Western Desert.
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Following the sabatoge explosion on 27 September in Egypt's Sinai that cut off gas supply to Jordan, it is expected to resume in two weeks. Egyptian authorities informed Jordan's energy minister that gas exports to Jordan might resume in two weeks time, after the pipeline between the two countries is repaired, according to several news sources.
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''The final draft for the modified natural gas prices is near completion. The new prices will significantly aid Egypt in securing its needed quota of natural gas,'' answered Eng. Abdallah Ghorab, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum to a question about the price amendments of exported natural gas.
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Groundstar Resources is pleased to announce that Aegean Energy Egypt Limited , the Operator of the West Kom Ombo block in Upper Egypt, has commenced a high resolution aeromagnetic survey over the block on October 1, 2011.
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Foster Wheeler AG announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has received a contract from Apache Khalda Corporation for the provision of project management consultancy (PMC) services to oversee the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Qasr Compression Project in Egypt.
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Attacks on the Egyptian pipeline delivering natural gas to Israel cost the Jewish state an average of 10 million shekels (US$2.67 million) a day over the summer months, Israel's Ministry of National Infrastructure (MNI) said this week, according to Israel's Globes business daily.
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The Borg El-Arab Petroleum Company (BORAPETCO) drilled a new development well, OBAD-31, in the Western Desert.
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 TransGlobe sums up Q3 operations updates
  Tuesday, October 4, 2011
TransGlobe Energy Corporation provided a mid-quarter production and operations update for the West Gharib, West Bakr, East Ghazalat and South Alamein blocks during the third quarter of 2011.
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 RWE explores the North Amyria block
  Tuesday, October 4, 2011
RWE Dea completed the drilling of a new exploratory well, NEA-4X in the North Amriya Exploration Block, located in the Nile Delta Basin.
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 Dana Gas eyes production increase
  Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Dana Gas drilled the South Abou El-Naga 2 development well, in the West Manzala Concession, onshore the Nile Delta.
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Workers at Arab Petroleum Pipelines Company (SUMED), operator of the Suez to Mediterranean pipeline, have resumed their campaign for equal employment rights after months of calm.
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''Egypt is not legally obligated to export gas to Israel, nor is it committed to any financial penalties in case of interruption or discontinuation of gas exports to Israel,'' said Joseph Paritzky, Israel's former Energy and Infrastructure minister.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to report the closing of a 5-year senior secured US$ 50 million loan facility with BNP Paribas and HSBC Bank PLC.
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Naftogaz conduced a drilling operation at the company's Alam El-Shawish concession, in the Abu Gharadiq basin, east the Western Desert.
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 SUCO develops the Ras Fanar field
  Thursday, September 29, 2011
Suez Oil Company (SUCO) drilled a new development well, RF-B13 in the Ras Fanar fields, offshore Gulf of Suez Basin.
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 Rashpetco deepens in the Mediterranean Area
  Thursday, September 29, 2011
Rashid Petroleum Company (Rashpetco) completed the drilling of a new development well, Saffron DO, in the West Delta Deep Marine block, in the area of the Mediterranean Sea.
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UAE energy firm Dana Gas said on Monday that its overdue receivables from Egypt for the gas delivered there has risen to around $200 million from $180 million previously and added that it was optimistic payments were coming.
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A section of pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan has been blown up in northern Egypt, the latest in a series of attacks.
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Maridive & Oil Services SAE (MOIL), an Egyptian marine and oil support services company, tumbled to the lowest level in more than two years after the price of oil declined.
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 Apache Reports New Drilling Successes in Egypt
  Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Apache Corporation reported results from two new wells in Egypt's Western Desert that signal continued drilling success in the Faghur Basin and on concessions acquired in 2010.
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Badr El-Din Ptroleum Company (Bapetco) and Khalda Petroleum Company (KPC) drilled recently two new wells in their concession areas in the Western desert.
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 Edison drills new exploratory well
  Sunday, September 18, 2011
Italy's Edison drilled the new exploratory well, WWER-3, in the West Wadi El-Rayan concession, in the area of the Western Desert.
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 Turkey, Egypt to drill in Mediterranean
  Friday, September 16, 2011
Turkey intends to cooperate with Egypt in searching for natural gas in the Mediterranean, given the latter's experience in deep-water drilling, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız says on an official visit to Egypt.
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Energean Oil & Gas announces that its subsidiary Aegean Energy Egypt Limited commences the 2nd Exploration Phase of West Kom Ombo Block Concession License ending September 2014..
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Egypt is negotiating with Jordan over increasing the price of Egyptian natural gas it exports to the fellow Arab state, an official Egypt's Oil Ministry said on Monday.
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 Hamra Oil explores in Alamein
  Wednesday, September 7, 2011
El Hamra Oil Company completed the drilling of the Alamein North East-1 (NE-1) exploration well in the Alamein-Yidma concession, as an oil producer.
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 Agiba invests $3 million in the Western Desert
  Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Agiba Petroleum Company successfully drilled a new exploratory well, Zarif-1X, located south in the Meleiha field, onshore the Western Desert.
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 Petrodara drills in the West Gharib lease
  Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Dara Petroleum Company (Petrodara) completed the drilling of a new development well, Arta-23, on the West Gharib lease, in the Eastern Desert area.
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 Qarun develops Aqsa field
  Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Qarun Petroleum Company (QPC) drilled a new development well, AQSA-14 in the Western Desert, with an estimated cost of $1.153 million.
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Beach Energy Ltd announced two exploration discoveries from its wells in the Abu Sennan concession, in the Western Desert.
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Circle Oil Plc, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce the following update regarding the Geyad-5X water injection well drilled to support production in the Geyad Field.
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 Jordan, Egypt to sign natural gas deal
  Monday, August 29, 2011
Jordan will sign an agreement with Egypt next month to resume natural gas supplies, the Associated Press reported, quoting Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Khaled Toukan.
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Qarun Petroleum Co., an Egyptian company partly owned by Apache Corp., will drill eight development wells in the Fayum concession southwest of Cairo in the fiscal year ending June 2012, the Oil Ministry said.
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Premier Oil is still awaiting ratification from the Egyptian authorities for the award of the South Darag block in the northern Gulf of Suez. The award process is delayed until after Egypt's parliamentary elections, scheduled for later this year.
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Private equity firm Citadel Capital won a contract from Iraq's government to build an oil refinery in the country with capacity of 150,000 tonnes per day, the company said on Thursday.
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Kuwait Energy Company KSCC, one of the fastest growing independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Middle East, announces it has encountered hydrocarbons in the GPZZ-4 and Al Ahmadi-1 wells located in the Abu Sennan concession in the Western Desert, Egypt.
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 Egypt's Maridive posts H1 profit of $36 mln
  Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Egypt's Maridive and Oil Services posted a 37 percent increase in first-half profit and analysts said it had secured more construction contracts than in the same period of 2010.
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Apache Corporation reported two new oil discoveries in its Faghur Basin play of Egypt's Western Desert oil and gas province.
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The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) announced two new gas finds in the Nile Delta and the Mediterranean.
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Egypt is producing 695,000 barrels a day of crude and condensates, Oil Minister Abdalla Ghorab said.
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MENA Hydrocarbons Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received co-venturer approval for the acquisition of a 55 percent participating interest in the West Mediterranean, Block 1, Segment A block located 60 km off the Mediterranean coast of Egypt.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to provide the following update on its operations in Egypt.
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Egypt's natural-gas exports to Jordan are due to start within 10 days after repairs on the network that will take at least a week following sabotage yesterday, Energy Minister Khalid Touqan said.
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 Eni enhances its commitment to Egypt
  Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Egyptian Prime Minister HE Essam Sharaf and Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni met in Cairo confirming the commitment of Eni to Egypt, following the recent agreements.
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Shareholders of East Mediterranean Gas Co. will take legal action against Egypt, seeking more than $8 billion in damages for interruptions in natural gas supply through a cross-border pipeline, a company official said.
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A short while ago, a huge explosion inside the natural gas inspection station near Al Arish City International Airport rocked the capital of Northern Sinai. The explosion has ignited a huge fire in the pipeline, which Egypt uses to export natural gas to both Israel and Jordan.
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Misr Insurance estimated a pay out of LE28 million ($4.75m) to The Egyptian Natural Gas Co for first attack on the gas pipeline, which disrupted flow to Israel and Jordan.
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The half dozen or so low-rise buildings that house Apache's Egypt headquarters don't stand out from the Cairo neighborhood. The fleet of SUVs parked under the trees on the narrow residential street are the only clue that dozens of geologists and engineers are working inside.
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 HBS strengthens investments
  Thursday, July 7, 2011
In the context of its drilling plan, HBS International Egypt Ltd implemented the drilling of an exploratory well, in the area of the Western Desert.
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Khalda Petroleum Company completed the drilling of a new exploratory well, Merald-4 and another development well TUT-91 in the Western Desert.
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 DUPLIN strikes in the Eastern Desert
  Thursday, July 7, 2011
DUPLIN revealed the drilling of a new exploratory well, Zaina G-1X, with total investments of $1.403 million.
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 PetroSilah invests $1.370 million
  Thursday, July 7, 2011
PetroSilah announced the successful drilling of its development well Silah-7, in the Western Desert.
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 More drilling in the Eastern Desert
  Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Eastern Desert witnessed the drilling of two development wells by The General Petroleum Company (GPC) and PetroDara; one well for each.
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Natural-gas supplies from Egypt to Jordan will resume by the end of the week, following an explosion at a pipeline in the Sinai peninsula that halted the flow, the Cairo-based newspaper al-Ahram reported, citing Egyptian Oil Minister Abdalla Ghorab.
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A pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan has been hit by an explosion, officials have said.
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TransGlobe Energy Corporation announces the signing of a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire a 50% operated working interest in the South Alamein Concession in the Arab Republic of Egypt from Cepsa Egypt SA B.V.
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The cuts in Egyptian natural-gas deliveries twice this year because of sabotage attacks will cost Jordan a total of $300 million, or 1 percent of gross domestic product, analysts at Citigroup said.
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 BG reviews Egypt's investments
  Thursday, June 30, 2011
Egypt's Prime Minister Dr. Essam Sharaf met with BG Group Chief Executive Sir Frank Chapman. Also attending the meeting was BG Group Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Middle East and Asia Sami Iskander and BG Egypt President Arshad Sufi.
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OAO Novatek, Russia's second-biggest gas producer, will decide on further exploration at its development in Egypt in September after writing off some wells, Chief Financial Officer Mark Gyetvay said.
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Apache Corporation today reported five new oil discoveries in its Faghur Basin play in the far southwest of Egypt's Western Desert oil and gas province.
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Saipem has been awarded new E&C Offshore contracts in Egypt, in the North Sea and in Russia, worth in excess of $1 billion.
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Circle Oil announced the 2011 update to Ultimate Recoverable Resources (''URR'')1 for the NW Gemsa Concession, Egypt, and the Sebou Permit, Morocco, which indicates a significant increase over the 2010 URR estimates for both permits.
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 Eni renews its commitment to Egypt
  Sunday, June 12, 2011
The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Abdallah Ghorab and Eni COO Claudio Descalzi met in Cairo to support the renewed commitment of Eni towards exploration and development activities in Egypt, highlighting the importance of such commitment for both Egpc and Eni.
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Egyptian oil support provider Maridive saw profits grow 19 per cent year-on-year for the first quarter of 2011 but still sparked concern about the company's dip in profitability.
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Egypt has resumed its gas supplies to Israel and Jordan after a 45-day gap caused by an attack on a pipeline in the Egyptian side of the Sinai desert, Egyptian officials said.
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Kuwait Energy Company (Kuwait Energy), one of the fastest growing independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Middle East, announced two new oil discoveries in the East Ras Qattara (ERQ) concession located in Egypt's Western Desert, bringing the company's total number of discoveries in Egypt, since 2008, to 11.
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Major oil cartel OPEC may consider increasing output for the first time in 4 years to ease prices and lessen the drag of high energy costs on global economic growth.
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In the context of its fiscal year 2010/2011, Agiba Petroleum Company drills three development wells in its concession area in the Western Desert.
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 Petrobel's updates in Abu Rudeis
  Thursday, June 2, 2011
Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) drilled three development wells in the field of Abu Rudeis in North Sinai, in the Gulf of Suez area.
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The Petroleum Marine Services Company (PMS) is installing offshore platforms and pipelines for the Amal Petroleum Company (Amapetco) and Abu Qir Petroleum Company, with total investments of $31 million and $20 million respectively.
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Petroceltic is eyeing oil and gas deals in Egypt and Tunisia to take advantage of a funding gap brought about by unrest in the North African region, said its chief executive.
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Egypt is reviewing the timetable for resuming gas exports to Israel and wants to negotiate more flexible contracts with foreign gas buyers, the Egyptian oil minister said.
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Russia and Qatar are under growing pressure from Europe's biggest utilities to scrap a 40-year-old system that links natural-gas prices to oil after Brent crude's 23 percent surge this year.
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 TDW aids Egypt gas line connections
  Sunday, May 29, 2011
T.D. Williamson SA (TDW) announced that it has completed a subsea hot tap intervention operation to facilitate the successful tie-in of a new gas pipeline to an existing pipeline. The new pipeline forms part of the Burullus Gas Company's West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) Phase VII development project in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Israel has rejected Egypt's plan to reconsider the price of gas and has threatened to resort to international arbitration, an official source in the Petroleum sector told Ahram Online.
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Despite weeks of negotiations, Amman and Cairo have yet to reach an agreement on resuming natural gas supplies to Jordan, a senior energy official has said.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to provide the following update on its operations in Egypt.
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 Jordan commits to better ties with Egypt
  Wednesday, May 25, 2011
King Abdullah of Jordan and Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, Chief of Egypt's Ruling Military Council exchanged views to boost bilateral cooperation and other issues of mutual concern between the two countries, in a meeting held in Cairo.
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BG Group Plc plans to invest $250 million in drilling three exploratory wells in offshore concessions this year and in 2012, Egypt's Petroleum Ministry said in a faxed statement today, citing a company manager.
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Plexus Holdings PLC, the AIM quoted oil and gas engineering services business and owner of the proprietary POS-GRIP friction-grip method of wellhead engineering, has agreed a contract with BG International Limited (Egypt Branch - 'BG Egypt'), a division of BG Group plc, to supply its POS-GRIP High Pressure High Temperature ('HP/HT') wellhead system for exploration activities offshore Egypt on its Notus well.
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Egypt's Minister of Petroleum, Abdallah Ghorab, has highlighted a difficulty in the negotiations due to start within days to amend the prices for the country's natural gas exports to Israel.
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Circle Oil Plc, the AIM listed international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, announces an update regarding the Geyad-3 appraisal-development well together with details on the future development of the NW Gemsa Concession.
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 Natural gas lines from Egypt repaired
  Thursday, May 19, 2011
Repairs to a valve station damaged in an April attack on natural gas infrastructure in Egypt have been completed, a holding company announced.
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Egypt is withholding its contracted gas supply to energy-poor Jordan unless a new deal is signed at a higher price, a Jordanian official said.
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Ukraine's national oil and gas company Naftogaz Ukrayiny plans to produce about 600,000 barrels of crude oil from deposits in Egypt in 2011, Naftogaz said in a statement Wednesday.
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Apache Corp plans to explore deeply buried rock formations, including shales, in Egypt's Western Desert for oil and natural gas beginning later this year, the head of the company's Egyptian unit said.
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Dana Gas is currently studying its new drilling plan to be presented to the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (Egas) during this month.
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 Tharwa to drill an exploratory well
  Monday, May 16, 2011
Tharwa will be resuming its exploration activities in its concession area in the Western Desert.
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 EMC intensifies operations
  Monday, May 16, 2011
The Egyptian Maintenance Company (San Masr) intensifies its activities in the Egyptian petroleum sector.
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 A new gas project in West Qantara
  Monday, May 16, 2011
Dana Gas will cooperate with ENPPI and Petrojet to commence the execution of a new project in the West Qantara Concession.
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The Abu Qir Petroleum Company revealed that the installation of offshore platforms in the Mediterranean Sea area would be concluded soon.
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South Africa's PetroSA is selling its stake in the concession area in the Gulf of Suez, as the company decided to withdraw its investments from Egypt, top official told Egypt Oil & Gas.
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 Khalda intensifies E&P operations
  Monday, May 16, 2011
Khalda Petroleum Company is planning to intensify its E&P operations in its concession areas after the achievement of positive results following the drilling of a development well in the Abu Gharadiq concession.
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Petrobel commenced the drilling of an exploratory well in its concession area in the Gulf of Suez, according to the Q4 plan of the fiscal year of 2010-2011.
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 Egas receives a new offshore rig
  Monday, May 16, 2011
As an attempt to intensify its E&P operations, the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (Egas) received its new onshore rig Qaher-1 and is expecting the delivery of a second rig Qaher-2 in the coming month.
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Sea Dragon acquired 10% from the share of Al Amir Petroleum Company's concession in the Red Sea.
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 IDM to lure more investments
  Monday, May 16, 2011
Though being new in the Egyptian Petroleum sector, the International Drilling Material Manufacturing Co (IDM) for Casing and Tubing, fulfilled requests from top companies, such as Qarun, Agiba, Badr El-Din and the General Petroleum Company to provide drilling equipments over the past three months.
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Egypt has a great potential for exporting gas and could increase its production up to 27.66 percent over the next 10 years, said a report by the Business Monitor International (BMI).
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Egypt may extend the ban of fuel oil imports beyond June 30 and rely instead on domestic supplies of natural gas for its power stations, an official at the state-run Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. said.
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RWE Dea Egypt has announced a further gas find in the North El Amriya concession. The company, as operator, holds a 100% stake in this concession.
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Dana Gas, the Middle East's first and largest regional private sector Natural gas Company has announced its latest gas discovery in the Nile Delta, Egypt.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. is pleased to provide the following update on its operations in Egypt.
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Jordan's energy minister said on Sunday he has asked Iraq to increase oil supplies to 30,000 barrels a day to meet its needs after Egyptian gas stopped flowing when a Sinai pipeline was attacked.
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 Egypt gas pipeline exploded again
  Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan has exploded after an attack by an armed gang in the north Sinai area of Egypt.
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 Apache settling back in Egypt
  Thursday, April 14, 2011
Apache President and Chief Corporate Officer Roger Plank said that Apache in two weeks will send the last of its employees back into Egypt after evacuating them earlier this year amid the African nation's civil unrest.
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 Orlen wants Egyptian oil
  Thursday, April 14, 2011
Investors have until May 6 to file binding offers for the purchase of shares in Polish telecoms operator Polkomtel. One player that's eagerly waiting for that transaction to be wrapped up is Polish refining giant Orlen.
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 Egypt to revise all foreign gas deals
  Thursday, April 14, 2011
Egypt's prime minister has asked for the revision off all contracts to supply gas abroad, including to Israel, the official news agency MENA reported.
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Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Energy, Dr. Hassan Younis has allocated $ 1.7 billion (EGP 10 billion) to generate an additional 2,680 megawatts of electricity to meet high summer demand.
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To complaints that Egypt is losing $ 13 million a day on natural gas exports to Israel, Petroleum Minister Abdallah Ghorab responded: There is no global gas price.
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Plexus Holdings PLC, an AIM quoted oil and gas engineering services business and owner of the proprietary POS-GRIP friction-grip method of wellhead engineering, said it has signed a GBP200,000 agreement with BG Egypt.
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Egypt's Citadel Capital has postponed plans for the initial public offering (IPO) of its electricity and natural gas distributor Taqa Arabia because of lower valuation prospects, according to a senior executive.
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Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri will discuss the resumption of natural-gas imports from Egypt during talks in Cairo, according to Mohammad Shatah, his economic adviser.
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Gross production from Al Baraka field on the Kom Ombo block in upper Egypt is averaging an estimated 900 b/d of oil, said Sea Dragon Energy Inc., Calgary, cooperator of the concession with Dana Gas Egypt.
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The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation raised its stake in Egyptian Refining Company, upping overall public stake to 49.5 per cent in a new oil refinery, says company's chairman.
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An oil tanker carrying 80,000 tons of crude from rebel-held east Libya entered Egypt's Suez Canal on April 9 heading towards the Red Sea, a canal official told Reuters.
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Circle Oil announced an update regarding the Al Amir SE-7X water injector well located to the west of the Al Amir SE-4X well in the Al Amir Development Lease. Al Amir SE-7X, which started drilling on 27 November 2010, has been successfully sidetracked and has now reached target depth ("TD") at 15,600 ft measured depth ("MD") in the Lower Rudeis.
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The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. (EGAS) signed an agreement allowing it to increase the price of natural gas sold to Union Fenosa SA, to reflect soaring global crude prices, according to an official for the Egyptian company.
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Egypt has a great potential for exporting gas and could increase its production up to 27.66 percent over the next 10 years, said a report by the Business Monitor International.
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 Tanmia and Naftogaz into more success
  Monday, April 4, 2011
Tanmia Petroleum Company is currently working on expanding its operations in the petroleum services sector, especially in the early production process and also the its constant eager to provide latest rigs for the Egyptian market.
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 Abu Qir raises production levels
  Monday, April 4, 2011
Abu Qir Petroleum Company is currently preparing to finalize the second stage of North Abu Qir-3 field (NAQP_II) in the company acquisition area in the Mediterranean Sea.
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 PetorAmir reserves to rise
  Monday, April 4, 2011
PetroAmir reserves reached 30 million barrels of crude oil and 30 billion cubic feet of gas, revealed top official to Egypt Oil & Gas Newspaper.
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Pharaonic Petroleum Company is preparing to drill an exploratory well in its concession area of Port Said during the middle of the current year of 2011, according to the company's drilling plan.
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 West Bakr ready for more drilling
  Monday, April 4, 2011
West Bakr Petroleum Company finalized the bid round for drilling of a new exploratory well in the company's acquisition area in the Eastern Desert.
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 WASPETCO plan approved
  Monday, April 4, 2011
Wadi El Sahl Petroleum Company (WASPETCO) gained the approval of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) to go through with its current fiscal plan of the year 2010-2011 in the area of Hurghada.
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 El Hamra lessen production
  Monday, April 4, 2011
El Hamra Oil Company decided to reduce its crude oil production rate, which was previously planned for in the production plan of the current fiscal year of 2010-2011, from the company's concession area of the Western Desert.
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''Saudi Arabia must stop digging for oil in the Red Sea until impact assessments on marine life have been made,'' diving and environment officials say.
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 Agiba deepens in the Western Desert
  Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Agiba Petroleum Company is reaching the final phase of drilling four new exploratory wells in the company's concession area in the Western Desert, according to its drilling plan of the fiscal year of 2010-2011.
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 PTTEP quits Egyptian well
  Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thai oil company PTTEP has withdrawn its 30% interest in the Sidi Abd El Rahman Offshore Project in Egypt, the company has announced.
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Gas exports to Israel have not returned to their pre-revolution levels, according to one official, as legal experts scramble to find ways to renegotiate a deal that was agreed under the previous regime.
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 Transglobe acquires assets in Egypt
  Tuesday, March 29, 2011
TransGlobe West Bakr Inc (TGWB), a wholly owned subsidiary of TransGlobe Energy Corporation, has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) to acquire all the Egyptian assets of The Egyptian Petroleum Development Co. Ltd. (of Japan) (EPEDECO) for $60 million plus or minus adjustments.
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The oil and gas firm Melrose Resources has said the threat of disruption to its drilling in Egypt has underlined the need to expand in other areas.
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Egyptian gas transport company Gasco has reopened its upstream pipeline after an explosive device placed along it was removed.
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 Statoil hits dry in Egypt
  Monday, March 28, 2011
Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil has drilled a dry well in the El Dabaa license in the Mediterranean Sea west of the Nile in Egypt, the firm said on March 28.
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Unknown attackers attempted to blow up an Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan on March 27, but the explosives failed to detonate, a security official said.
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The big news on the horizon at Premier Oil Plc will come out of Egypt.''We continue to look forward to results from the Cherry prospect in 20 to 30 days (4% upside, 0.5% downside),'' says the analyst team.
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Caretaker Finance Minister Raya Hassan refuted the claims of caretaker Energy and Water Minister Jibran Bassil that she had refused to pay the bills of Egyptian gas which Lebanon receives.
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Jordan and Egypt agreed to strengthen their commercial ties, through turning Jordan into a logistic hub making use of its location, according to Egyptian Cabinet spokesman, Magdi Radi.
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EMG currently delivers two billion cubic meters of gas a year, indicating that its annual EBITDA is $100 million.
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Gas deliveries from Egypt to Israel have reached 90% of volumes prior to the cutoff on February 5 and will continue to ramp up this week, said Israeli energy industry sources.
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East Mediterranean Gas (EMG), which supplies Egyptian natural gas to Israel and other Middle East countries, does not see any justification for amending the terms of its contract with the Egyptian government to negotiate a higher price, said an EMG stakeholder.
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East West Petroleum provided a 2011 drilling and operations update for the Burg El Arab concession (BEA), located in the Western Desert of Egypt.
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TransGlobe Energy Corporation announced production increases in Egypt in West Gharib concession (100% working interest, TransGlobe operated).
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Egypt is in a strong position to raise gas price to all importers, Minister of Petroleum, Abdallah Ghorab stated in a press conference.
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Egypt is trying to amend natural gas export deals with a number of countries, particularly Israel, and plans to reign subsidies on petroleum products.
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 Dahy leads EGPC
  Monday, March 21, 2011
Eng. Abdallah Ghorab, Minister of Petroleum, appointed Eng. Hany Dahy, former Chairman of Enppi, as the Chairman of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC).
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A thousand workers staged a sit-in in front of Petrojet's headquarters to protest what they say were unfair dismissals.
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Egyptian natural gas supplies to Jordan reached 200 million cubic feet a day, Egypt's state-run Middle East News Agency reported, citing Jordanian Energy Minister Khalid Touqan.
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Egypt will review the price of natural gas exports, Minister of Oil Abdallah Ghorab was quoted by the official Middle East News Agency (MENA) as saying.
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 Egypt's Suez Canal revenue up in Feb
  Thursday, March 17, 2011
Revenue from Egypt's Suez Canal rose 16.3 percent year on year in February but fell from January, reported the canal authority's website.
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Ampal-American Israel Corporation, which holds 12.5 per cent of the East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG) that owns the pipeline, said the initial supply would be less than normal but would be ramped up 'on a daily basis' to reach the full supply.
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 Natural gas from Egypt to Israel resumes
  Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The supply of natural gas from Egypt to Israel has resumed after a number of delays, said an Israeli partner in the East Mediterranean Gas (EMG) consortium.
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 Egypt: Gas pipeline to Israel repaired
  Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The breakdown in the gas pipeline that extends from Egypt to Israel and Jordan was repaired, and the gas flow was renewed, the Egyptian Gas Company announced. It noted that the commercial gas supply will be renewed in 15 March.
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 Egypt natural gas supplies to Jordan resume
  Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Natural gas supplies from Egypt resumed on 15 March, alleviating pressure on the electricity sector, according to a government official.
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Natural gas supply from Egypt to Israel and neighbouring countries has been halted again due to discovery of a leak, said an Israeli partner in the East Mediterranean Gas (EMG) consortium.
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 Egypt gas to Jordan supplies to resume
  Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Jordan's natural gas supplies from Egypt are set to resume this weekend, ending a nearly five-week disruption in the country's main source of electricity generation, said a senior energy official.
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Natural gas supply from Egypt to Israeli customers is expected to resume on Monday after the pipeline was damaged five weeks ago, an Israeli partner in the East Mediterranean Gas (EMG) consortium said on Sunday.
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New petroleum minister Abdallah Ghorab said that amending the agreements would not be complicated.
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Egypt's Electricity Minister said the country would go ahead with a tender for the construction of its first nuclear power plant despite recent political unrest, a government Facebook page reported.
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Energean provided an update on the drilling of the WKO-3X in the West Kom Ombo Block covering a total area of 31,520 km2 and located in Upper Egypt. The WKO-3X was spud.
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AFP quoted a Western diplomat in Jordan as saying that Egypt could already resume the supply of natural to Israel and Jordan, but that Bedouin in the Sinai object to gas deliveries to Israel, which is delaying their resumption.
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Egypt, which provides 80 per cent of the kingdom's electricity needs, won't resume exports before increase is approved.
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The Ministry of Petroleum oversees four holding companies that manage all elements of the oil and gas business and form joint ventures with international partners: EGAS, ECHEM, GANOPE, and EGPC.
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Dr. Essam Sharaf, Egyptian Prime Minister, appointed Eng. Abdallah Ghorab as the new Petroleum minister, according to Al-youm Al-sabe newspaper.
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Yosef Maimon, one of the leading shareholders in East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG), is the Israeli face of the Egyptian-Israeli venture. Instead of putting all his cards on the table, and explaining to his customers what exactly is going on, or what he thinks is happening, his company, Ampal-American Israel Corporation sends repeated notices to the TASE, quoting EMG as saying that natural gas deliveries will resume within days.
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 Egypt gas still not flowing to Israel
  Sunday, March 6, 2011
The Israeli Ministry of Environment announced that Egypt's supply of gas to Israel will not be resumed as anticipated following an attack on an oil pipeline in Northern Sinai on 5 February.
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 Will Hess leave Egypt for good?
  Thursday, March 3, 2011
Hess Corporation, an integrated oil company based in USA, decided that it would sell its shares in its concession area in the Mediterranean Sea.
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BP Plc said its proved recoverable crude oil and natural gas reserves fell 1.2 percent last year on disposals in Canada, Egypt and the U.S.
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Yosef Maiman, part owner of the Egyptian-Israeli natural-gas pipeline, said turmoil in the Middle East won't stop the joint venture's fuel sales from more than doubling to $1 billion by 2014.
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 Confusion prevails in the EGPC
  Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Concerns have dominated the petroleum labor yesterday after spreading news that Eng. Abdallah Ghorab, the President of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) to move to his previous position at the Ministry.
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 NOSPCO awaits the new ministry decision
  Wednesday, March 2, 2011
North Sinai Petroleum Company (NOSPCO) is awaiting the response from the new ministry, led by Eng. Mahmoud Latif, on the workers' demands to appoint the temporary petroleum labor.
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 PetroAmir and SUCO to join forces
  Wednesday, March 2, 2011
PetroAmir is preparing to cooperate with Suez Oil Company (SUCO) to implement a new project to extent the natural gas pipeline produced during the coming period. The procedure is a part of the company's new fiscal plan of the year 2010-2011.
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 Abu Qir deepen in the Mediterranean
  Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Abu Qir Petroleum Company studies the possibility of drilling a new exploratory well in its acquisition area in the Mediterranean.
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 WASPETCO: no problems with partner
  Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Wadi El Sahl Petroleum Company (WASPETCO) denies any problem with the partner as some newspapers claimed that the company's operations were postponed due to the clashes, said an official to Egypt Oil & Gas Newspaper.
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 GEMPETCO evaluates the seismic data
  Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Gemsa Petroleum Company (GEMPETCO) is currently working on reassessing some of the data collected from the 3D seismic survey of some of the company's fields.
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 ZAFCO to increase production
  Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Zafarana Oil Company (ZAFCO) evaluates the south extension of the geological formation of the Zafarana field in the Gulf of Suez concession.
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 El Hamra to drill a new well
  Wednesday, March 2, 2011
El Hamra Oil Company is preparing to drill a new exploratory well in the company's acquisition area in North East El Alamein, located in the Western Desert field.
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Eng Mahmoud Latif, the new Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, declared a strategy for the coming period in which he stressed on the importance of stability in order to increase production rates, attract more investment to the petroleum sector and increase the national income.
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Geneva-based Socar Trading S.A., a trade house founded by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, continues considering operations with Egypt attractive despite the recent political events in the latter.
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Egyptian gas supplies to East Mediterranean Gas and its clients in Israel are expected to resume by March 4, Ampal-American Israel Corp said on Sunday.
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Oil futures are up this morning on concerns that political unrest in Egypt could spread to other oil-producing countries in the Middle East and north Africa.
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Oil Refineries Ltd. is exposed to millions of dollars in damages due to delays in the delivery of Egyptian natural gas, which was supposed to begin on March 1. Egypt's East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG), which had promised to resume deliveries by the end of the month, following an explosion on a pipeline in Sinai, will probably announce another delay.
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BGP is conducting a very complex 2D TZ seismic survey in the Red Sea. The complicated terrains include populous city and town, muddy beach, shallow water island, coral reef, offshore ports, and areas near offshore oilfield infrastructure.
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 LUKOIL says no oil output cut in Egypt
  Sunday, February 27, 2011
Russia's No.2 oil producer, LUKOIL, hasn't decreased oil output in Egypt despite political unrest in the country, the company's head told reporters on Friday.
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MELROSE Resources said it has seen no disruption to its production and drilling in Egypt despite the political upheaval in the country.
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Protesters throughout the Middle East and northern Africa are pressing their governments for reforms. But the U.S. military is keeping an especially close watch on two countries: Egypt and Bahrain.
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Mohamed Ibrahim Tawilla, head of the East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG), which supplies natural gas from Egypt to Israel, denied rumors that he had resigned from the company.
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 Eng. Mahmoud Latif new Oil Minister
  Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Egypt's military rulers swore in a new Cabinet on Tuesday. Energy veteran Eng. Mahmoud Latif, formerly known as the head of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), became the new Petroleum Minister.
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 Petrol price reaches two-year high
  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Automobile Association says petrol companies are unjustified in claiming Egypt's political turmoil is a factor in price rises.
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 TransGlobe ups reserves
  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Canadian oil and gas company TransGlobe Energy Corporation said its proved reserves at the end of last year rose 6%, helped by exploration and appraisal drilling at its leases in West Gharib, Egypt.
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 Worst-case scenario: $7 a gallon for gas?
  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Some experts expect that the unrest in the Middle East could lead prices into the crisis zone. Opinions are mixed on the issue, because even as the price of oil continues to drop, the price at the pump continues to rise, a paradoxical paradigm caused by the chaos in Egypt and other countries in that region.
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 Petroleum workers saying their word
  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
''I have suffered a severe form of injustice and was dismissed for no apparent reason after my contract ended… We will not rest until we claim our right, they did it in 25th of January and we can do it again,'' these were some of the protesters' chants in their demonstration in front of the Ministry of Petroleum.
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 Egypt could have us over an oil barrel
  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Against a backdrop of already rising inflation, the Middle East descends into chaos, sending the oil price surging and tipping the global economy into recession.
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Events in Egypt may have taken a more favorable turn, but the underlying fundamentals are still shaky across much of the Maghreb with tensions rising in several countries.
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Two Iranian warships have begun crossing the Suez Canal as Israel stressed its objection to their planned voyage to Syria.
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 Zaafarana is back to the old field
  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Zaafarana Oil Company (ZAFCO) prevailed the approval of Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) to go back to the old exploratory field of HB 77-4 in its acquisition area in Gulf of Suez through the current drilling plan of 2010-2011.
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 GEMPETCO regains production capacity
  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Gemsa Petroleum Company (GEMPETCO) succeeded to retain its production capacity back to 500 barrels after a four-year shortage.
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PetroShahd added up some modifications to the company's 2010-2011 plan in order to keep the volume of its investments in Egypt intact after the political instabilities that the country are going through.
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 El Waha to boost production
  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
El Waha Petroleum Company (OWAPCO) is currently studying the feasibility to repair some development wells, located in the company's concession area in West Qarun.
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 EMG President resigns
  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Mohamed Ibrahim Tawila, president of Egyptian energy company Eastern Mediterranean Gas (EMG), best known for its controversial gas export deals with Israel, has resigned following Egypt's 25 January uprising.
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 RWE Dea Nile force majeure ends
  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Atwood Oceanics said its Egypt-based customer has ended force majeure on the US contract driller's rig operating in the Mediterranean Sea.
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 Sameh Fahmy out of the new cabinet
  Monday, February 21, 2011
Dr. Yeheya El-Gamal, the newly appointed Vice Prime Minister in the interim government led by Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq announced yesterday that ministerial changes will be announced soon, including the dismissal of Eng. Sameh Fahmy, the Minister of Petroleum.
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''There is no change in the volume of Dana Gas investments in Egypt, and nothing will be changed or modified,'' Dr. Hany El-Sharkawi, Dana Gas Country Director told Egypt Oil & Gas Newspaper.
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 Operations persist in Burg El Arab
  Thursday, February 17, 2011
The East West Petroleum has been informed by its partner Kuwait Energy, the operator of the Burg El Arab (BEA) concession, that the operations remain unaffected by the recent events in Egypt. Kuwait Energy, as operator, continues to monitor the situation closely.
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Dana Gas closed higher after regional political developments in Egypt and Iraq appear to be settling down, analysts said. The UAE gas explorer and producer rose 2.9% at the close of play on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, adding to its 3% gain made the previous day.
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 NORPETCO awaits its new rig
  Thursday, February 17, 2011
North Bahariya Petroleum Co. (NORPETCO) is awaiting the arrival of the new rig by the end of this month to start the drilling operations of the current fiscal year of 2010-2011.
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Sea Dragon Energy Inc. wishes to provide the following update on its Operations in Egypt.
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 Qatar supplies gas to Israel
  Thursday, February 10, 2011
Qatar will supply gas to Israel after the blow up of the Egyptian pipeline feeding Israel and Jordan due to an explosion, reported news agencies.
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 TransGlobe: have not been affected
  Wednesday, February 9, 2011
To date, the Company's West Gharib production operations have not been affected by the recent political demonstrations in Egypt. The Company continues to the monitor the situation and has daily communication with our Cairo staff and our Joint Venture operating company.
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An Egyptian employee of U.S. oil services giant Baker Hughes Inc. has been missing for more than 10 days since taking part in anti-government protests, his family told AFP Tuesday.
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TransGlobe Energy Corporation announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters under which the members of the syndicate have agreed to purchase for resale
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Strong oil prices and an increase in production capacity have buoyed Egypt's Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals (Sidpec).
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