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EGPC Plans to Open Areas in and around Nile Delta for Bidding

MEES is informed that the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) ispreparing to invite international bids for oil and gas exploration andexploitation in six onshore blocks totaling 29,150 sq. kms. in the Nile Deltaand adjacent areas. The bidding will open in June and close in September ofthis year. The first block is situated near the Qattara Depression in theWestern Desert and has an area...