Middle East Economic Survey


No 1/2


More Than Half Arab Natural Gas Discoveries 2000-04 Were In Egypt

A total of 97 gas discoveries were made in Arab countries in 2000-04, according to figures provided by OAPEC in the Secretary Generals 31st Annual Report for 2004. More than half of these finds (50) were in Egypt, with discoveries there also in double figures in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Egypt figured prominently, too, in the list of oil discoveries. Of the 194 recorded by...