VOL. XL

No. 51/52

22/29-December-1997

EGYPT

Banbi Lays Cornerstone For Western Desert Gas Treatment Plant

Egyptian Oil Minister Hamdi al-Banbi has laid the cornerstone for the Western Desertgas treatment plant at the al-Amiriya petrochemical complex, near Alexandria. The plant,which is intended to strip the wet gas from Egypts Western Desert, will have an outputcapacity of 250,000 tons/year of butane as well as 470,000 t/y of a propane/ethane mixwhich will be used as feedstock for the projected...