Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 6

11-February-2008

EGYPT

Domestic Demand Surge Delays Egypt Gas Export Expansion

Surging domestic demand for gas is prompting Egypt to hold off on a decision on a third LNG project. Domestic demand is always the priority. We have to satisfy our own people first, then think about exports, a source from state-owned EGAS told MEES on 4 February. The countrys oil ministry was to have made a decision by the end of last year (MEES, 17 September 2007, Ministry To...