UAE-based independent Dana Gas slipped into the red in the third quarter. A Q3 loss of $9mn, on the back of low oil prices and reduced output, contrasts with a $38mn profit for the same quarter a year earlier.

However, the group expects production to increase in 2016 owing to a reversal of declines in its primary Egyptian assets, along with new production in the UAE. Nevertheless, the issue of receivables is set to remain a major concern for the company. Outstanding receivables now top...