Key Egypt field is central to the Italian major’s global strategy.

Eni’s net Egypt gas output leapt 41% to 1.22bn cfd for 2018, overtaking Libya (1.18bn cfd) as the Italian firm’s top gas producer globally. The two north African countries, which together provided 46% of Eni’s 5.26bn cfd global net gas output for 2018, are way ahead of all other producers – number three Indonesia produced 0.38bn cfd, less than a third of the Libya figure.

Having bottomed out at...