State-imposed gas production limits and the continued shut-in of the Damietta LNG plant threaten to sour relations with Egypt’s top gas producer.

Italy’s Eni says output from Egypt’s key Zohr field is currently capped “in the range of 2.3-2.4 [bn cfd],” well shy of “current production potential” of 2.7bn cfd.

Speaking on his firm’s Q3 earnings call on 25 October, CFO Massimo Mondazzi adds that “we expect that even in the fourth quarter...