Siemens this week completed three 4.8GW gas-fired plants. With gas output rising to near-record levels, power cuts should now be a thing of the past. Whether Egypt will have enough additional gas to meet planned exports remains to be seen.

Germany’s Siemens on 25 July announced that the three 4.8GW-capacity power plants it has been building in Egypt, “each… the largest gas-fired combined cycle plant ever built and operated in the world,”  are...