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Morsi a proposé à Poutine du gaz égyptien

Morsi a proposé à Poutine du gaz égyptien | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le président d'Egypte Mohamed Morsi a proposé à Vladimir Poutine d'ouvrir une « nouvelle page » dans la coopération énergétique des deux pays.

« Je voudrais ouvrir une nouvelle page dans nos relations dans le domaine du gaz, notamment en matière de fournitures du gaz égyptien en Russie », a-t-il déclaré au cours d'une rencontre avec le président de Russie en marge du sommet des BRICS.

M. Morsi s'est déclaré enchanté de pouvoir faire connaissance du président de Russie en personne pour « discuter des rapports du partenariat stratégique qui lient la Russie et l'Egypte depuis 70 ans ».

 

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Court orders re-trial of Mubarak associates in Egypt-Israel gas case -

Court orders re-trial of Mubarak associates in Egypt-Israel gas case - | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Court of Cassation has ordered the retrial of former petroleum minister Sameh Fahmy and Mubarak-era business tycoon Hussein Salem in the Egypt-Israel gas case.

 

Hussein Salem and Sameh Fahmy were both sentenced to 15 years in jail in June 2012 for squandering public funds in a gas deal with Israel.

Salem and Fahmy submitted appeals against their original convictions and the court ordered the retrial.

Egypt agreed to provide Israel with natural gas in 2005 in a deal built on the landmark 1979 peace accords. The public prosecution claimed the agreement lost Egypt over $714 million.

 

More on: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/67687/Business/Economy/Court-orders-retrial-of-Fahmy-and-Salem-in-EgyptIs.aspx

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Gaz: Le gouvernement d'Egypte implique le secteur privé

Gaz: Le gouvernement d'Egypte implique le secteur privé | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

La pénurie de gaz commence à se faire cruellement sentir en Egypte. Les usines ne peuvent plus s’en fournir assez pour leur propre consommation, les centrales électriques fonctionnent à mi-régime et le secteur privé n’ose pas entamer de nouveaux projets, de peur de manquer de gaz.

Afin de faire face à la pénurie, le ministère du Pétrole a donc lancé depuis deux mois un appel à candidatures pour l’importation de gaz. 18 entreprises se sont présentées, et 4 sont toujours en concurrence, dont les groupes Citadel, Shell et Al-Kharafi. Le gouvernement tarde pourtant à annoncer le nom du groupe retenu.

Bien que le ministère du Pétrole assure l’arrivée de la première livraison au mois de mai prochain, une chose devient de plus en plus certaine, « l’importation du gaz ne débutera pas avant août prochain. Même si le gouvernement annonce le résultat de la souscription demain, la première livraison n’aura pas lieu avant 5 ou 6 mois au minimum », note Ahmad Heykal, PDG du groupe Citadel. « Nous avons déployé tous nos efforts, afin d’entamer l’importation au mois de mai prochain, comme cela était prévu, mais en vain. Le gouvernement a tardé à trancher la question », ajoute Heykal.

 

Plus: http://hebdo.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/0/3/131/1975/Gaz-Le-gouvernement-dEgypte-implique-le-secteur-pr.aspx

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Egypte: Qandil examine avec British Gaz et Apache l'augmentation de leurs investissements

Egypte: Qandil examine avec British Gaz et Apache l'augmentation de leurs investissements | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le premier ministre, Hicham Qandil a reçu deux délégations des entreprises British gaz internationale et Apache américain pour le pétrole pour examiner et accroitre l'investissement au secteur du pétrole entre les instituts gouvernementaux et les entreprises étrangères.

M. Qandil a examiné avec les délégations la coopération commune entre eux et les compagnies égyptiennes opérant en matière du pétrole et du gaz naturel à la région du Delta.

 

Le premier ministre a passé en revue avec la délégation les mesures nécessaires qui doivent être prises afin d'accroitre les investissements de l'une des plus grandes entreprises du pétrole et du gaz naturel en Egypte

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Damietta Liquefied Natural Gas plant idled as Egypt keeps its gas at home

Damietta Liquefied Natural Gas plant idled as Egypt keeps its gas at home | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Damietta liquefied natural gas facility in Egyptis not operating due to a lack of feed gas as the country diverts export supplies to its domestic market, operator Union Fenosa Gas (UFG) said on Thursday

UFG, a stakeholder company shared equally between Gas Natural of Spain and Eni SpA of Italy, said the plant was idle because Egypt was restricting supplies.

"We expect the plant to come back on stream ... but it depends on the Egyptian authorities to resume the supply to Damietta," the company said on Thursday.

One analyst said the plant was unlikely to restart this year.

"The deficit of gas means restoration of Damietta LNG production in 2013 is unlikely in our view," Arctic Securities LNG analyst Erik Stavseth said.

Egypt has two LNG plants, Damietta and Idku, for converting gas into liquid so it can be exported by ship, and a gas export pipeline.

 

More on :http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/07/gas-natural-egypt-idUSL5N0B7HKW20130207?rpc=401&feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssEnergyNews&rpc=401

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Egypt's EGAS to award LNG license in two weeks

Egypt's EGAS to award LNG license in two weeks | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egypt is expected to award LNG import license for the first time in next two weeks, Bloomberg has reported.

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co., or EGAS, will most likley award the license to more than one of the five companies that offered bids in the tender that closed on Feb 3, Sherif Soussa, company’s chairman, told the news agency in an interview.

The nation’s industrial users will be allowed to import a maximum of 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily starting in the second half of 2013, Oil Minister Osama Kamal said in Novembe, Bloomberg added.

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Les symptômes d'une crise du gaz entre la Jordanie et l'Egypte

Les symptômes d'une crise du gaz entre la Jordanie et l'Egypte | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le Ministère de l’Emploi jordanien a refusé de régulariser la situation de dizaine de travailleurs égyptiens, suite à la réduction des volumes de gaz vendue par l’Egypte à la Jordanie.

La quantité de gaz exportée vers la Jordanie, et destinée à couvrir 80% des besoins du Royaume en électricité, a diminué au cours des trois derniers mois, passant de 250 millions de pieds cubes par jour à 100 millions.

Cette décision du gouvernement jordanien intervient alors que les travailleurs égyptiens en Jordanie (qui dépassent 1 million), redoutent des contrôles qui toucheraient environ 600 travailleurs en situation irrégulière.

Le Premier Ministre jordanien avait rencontré plus tôt son homologue égyptien et les 2 parties ont confirmé le retour de l'accord entre les 2 pays pour l’exportation des quantités prévues dans leur intégralité.

 

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Il est à rappeler que  le gazoduc qui transporte le gaz égyptien vers la Jordanie et Israël a été la cible de 15 attentats à la bombe depuis le 5 février 2012.  La Jordanie a été forcée d’utiliser le diesel et autres carburants lourds et d'acheter l’énergie via le projet pan-arabe .  Il en a résulté une augmentation considérable des coûts de production de l'électricité et des pertes importantes de la trésorerie d’Etat.

 

La Convention sur l'approvisionnement du gaz entre les 2 pays, signée en 2004, prévoit l’approvisionnement pendant 15 ans de 250 millions de pieds cubes de gaz par jour.

 

Traduction de Randa CHART

بوادر أزمة غاز بين الأردن ومصر

رفضت وزراة العمل الأردنية تصويب أوضاع العشرات من العمالة المصرية المخالفة إثر تراجع كميات الغاز المتفق عليها بين البلدين.

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Sophie Alexandra Aiachi's curator insight, October 18, 2013 3:49 AM

Le Ministère de l’Emploi jordanien a refusé de régulariser la situation de dizaine de travailleurs égyptiens, suite à la réduction des volumes de gaz vendue par l’Egypte à la Jordanie.

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Egypte - Un tribunal ordonne un nouveau procès pour l'ex-ministre du Pétrole

Cour de cassation égyptienne a ordonné lundi un nouveau procès pour l'ancien ministre du pétrole, Sameh Fahmy et cinq autres accusés sur les accusations d'avoir exporté du gaz vers Israël au-dessous des prix du marché, a rapporté l'agence de presse officielle MENA.

Le tribunal a annulé lundi une peine de 15 ans de prison prononcée contre M. Fahmi et d'autres accusés et a accepté leur appel.

En juin 2011, la Cour pénale du Caire a condamné M. Fahmi et le fugitif magnat des affaires Hussein Salem à 15 ans de prison. Les deux ont été reconnus coupables de corruption, de détournement et de gaspillage des fonds publics par la signature d'accords gaziers controversés avec Israël.

 

 

Plus:http://www.afreeknews.com/journal.php?flash_id=6120

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Business Today: Difficult Oil

Business Today: Difficult Oil | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

As the rigs go deeper and the stakes get higher, oil and gas companies are demanding more flexible agreements, but can change be enacted fast enough to bring Egypt back from being a gas importer?

 

Paris-based Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME) estimated that Egypt could become a net importer of gas by 2030 if its production levels and reserves were not improved through major new discoveries, technological breakthroughs and massive capital expenditures.

 

Today, in 2013, Egypt’s growth in local demand has put pressure on the nation’s domestic supplies and export obligations, leading the nation to an energy crisis. Queues at diesel pumps are becoming the norm, butane tanks are in short supply and late last year, Minister of Petroleum Osama Kamal announced that industrial facilities would import gas as of 2H2013 with factories allowed a ceiling of 1 billion cubic feet a day, according to Bloomberg.

 

According to OME analysts, Egypt does not lack resources, but lacks the ability to convert reserves to productive capacity faster.

 

(...) heads of major private and public oil companies operating in Egypt along with government representatives discussed the obstacles hindering the growth of Egypt’s oil production in the future at The Future of Oil & Gas Agreements in Egypt roundtable.

 

The consensus in the room was that Egypt has almost maxed out its ‘easy oil’ — oil that is easy to find and cheap to extract — and that the future now lies in the production of the more expensive ‘difficult oil.’ (...)

 

“Is Egypt done with its oil and gas production?” asks Abdallah Ghorab, the former minister of petroleum and the session’s moderator. “My answer is that we have produced the cheap oil and gas and we now have to go further with technology and become more flexible in our pricing to continue production,” he continues.

 

Flexibility and pricing seemed to be the main topic on the agenda and the number one concern for international oil companies. (...)

 

More on: http://www.businesstodayegypt.com/article/artId:574/Difficult-Oil/secId:4

 

 

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Dana Gas Says Starts Output From Two Egypt Gas Field

Dana Gas Says Starts Output From Two Egypt Gas Field | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Dana Gas has increased its gas production in Egypt by about 10 percent with the start up of commercial operations at two fields, the United Arab Emirates-based company said on Tuesday.

The West Sama-1 and Allium-1 fields in Egypt have started less than two months after initial well testing was conducted, Dana Gas said in a statement. "The wells increase our production by 20 million cubic feet per day, providing much needed additional production to the Egyptian market and maintaining vital supplies of gas for power generation," Rashid Al Jarwan, the company's acting chief executive, said. Dana Gas plans to bring another field, Balsam-1, into production in the first half of 2013

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Jordan Denies Halt of Egyptian Gas Pumping

Jordan Denies Halt of Egyptian Gas Pumping | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Jordanian Minister of Energy, Mineral Resources and Transport Alaa Al Batayneh has denied the halt of the Egyptian gas pumping to his country, stressing that pumping is continuing within the normal rates.

In a statement to reporters Al Batayneh said the pumped quantities come in implementation of the existing agreement signed between the two countries in 2004 and renewed in 2011, adding that under the terms of the agreement Egypt supplies Jordan with about 250 million cubic feet of gas per day to generate electricity. (...)

As per the agreement signed between the two parties in 2011, the Egyptian government amended the gas selling prices to Jordan in line with the global gas sale prices.

 

More on: http://www.menafn.com/menafn/1093609615/Jordan-Denies-Halt-of-Egyptian-Gas-Pumping

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Petroceltic to increase Egypt production following successful development drilling

Petroceltic to increase Egypt production following successful development drilling | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The newly drilled well on the South Damas field, in Egypt’s Nile Delta, has penetrated 96 feet of high quality gas-bearing sands. The well is expected to lift production to over 20mln cubic feet per day (cfpd) from 12 cfpd. 

Separately another well, the East Dikirnis 1 development well has now been brought online after it was tied into the field’s facilities. The well is currently producing oil at a rate of 150 barrels a day, and later in its life its will switch to produce gas. 


"We are very happy with the progress we are making in our development projects in Egypt whilst the South Damas - 2 drilling results are particularly pleasing."

 

More on: http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/53352/petroceltic-to-increase-egypt-production-following-successful-development-drilling-53352.html

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BP In Talks To Begin US$18 Bln Egyptian Mediterranean Gas Project

BP In Talks To Begin US$18 Bln Egyptian Mediterranean Gas Project | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Energy giant BP is currently in talks with the Egyptian government over financing a deep-water natural gas production project in Egypt’s Mediterranean sea within a period of time ranging between 4 to 5 years with estimated investments worth US$18 billion.

 

Dr. Osama Okail, Professor of Highways and Traffic Engineering at Ain Shams University, said the British oil conglomerate is currently negotiating with the Egyptian ministries of Investment and Transport over the implementation of the deep-water natural gas production project in Egypt’s Mediterranean sea. Okail noted that BP has already completed all the studies on the project.

 

Moreover, Dr. Okail stated that the BP is targeting the completion of the project within the coming 4-5 years. BP is currently in talks with the country’s General Authority for Roads, Bridges and Land Transport (GARBLT) seeking to make use of all the roads and bridges so as to implement the project.

 

“Egypt will benefit from half of the project’s outcome; while BP will obtain the second the half.” Okail added

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“This tear gas is different,” say Egypt protesters as injuries pile up

“This tear gas is different,” say Egypt protesters as injuries pile up | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The skin is itchy, eyes burn in pain and breathing becomes nearly impossible with each new tear gas canister being launched at Egyptian protesters over the past 48 hours. Activists, journalists and residents in frontline areas tell Bikyanews.com they can barely breath hours after clashes in their area has subsided. Their skin tingles and it takes all will power to force one away from scratching.

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“This is powerful stuff [tear gas] and it has to be different than what the police have used against us before,” 23-year-old Amr, a Ultras football fan, told Bikyanews.com on Friday evening as clashes perpetuated in front of the Maspero building that houses Egypt’s state television and radio services.

According to a US military source in November, speaking to Bikyanews.com on condition of anonymity, “the gas being used has not expired, which make it more potent, but at the same time it dissipates quicker.” The question remains, is this different? For many, it feels that way.

Bikyanews.com’s continued research into the canisters used on Qasr el-Aini and around Tahrir Square in Cairo have found them to be from the United States, Russia, China and possibly the United Kingdom, just as in previous clashes. More research and expert analysis is needed to confirm this.

The results of tear gas remain the same.

According to the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, exposure to a single attack can have lasting effects of up to 8 months or longer.

In the study, a group of individuals had been attacked by police tear gas – CS Gas to be exact – and the researchers investigated the short-term and long-term effects of the gas on their bodies. The results are staggering. At least five of the individuals with direct exposure had symptoms one-year on from the attack. They reported coughing fits, a lessening ability to exercise, respiratory problems and asthma.

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