EGYPT 

Permit Approvals Set To Boost Apache’s Egyptian Production

US independent Apache, the largest crude producer in Egypt, on 26 March received approval for seven new development leases on the company’s prolific Faghur Basin acreage in the Western Desert, close to Egypt’s border with Libya. The approvals indicate that Egypt’s oil bureaucracy, which almost ground to a halt in the second part of 2011 following last February’s ouster of former president...