Shell Discovers 500 Billion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in Egypt’s Western Desert

5 Dec 2016   Egypt

New natural gas discoveries were made earlier this month in Egypt’s western desert, announced Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell. The discoveries were made in Alam El-Shawish concession area. Initial estimates indicate that 500 billion cubic feet of natural gas was discovered, with more possible reserves yet to be uncovered, announced the CEO of Shell in Egypt, Eden Murphy, in a statement. The discovery could produce between 10 and 15 percent of the total production of Badr el-Din Petroleum, which is a joint venture that acts on behalf of Shell and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation. …The discovery is one of the largest in Egypt’s western desert in recent years…

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