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    Egypt breaks ground on Western Desert gas pipe

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The country has also launched a new field.

by: Joseph Murphy

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Egypt breaks ground on Western Desert gas pipe

Egypt broke ground on October 9 on a pipeline in its Western Desert region that will carry up to 15mn ft3/day of gas, its petroleum ministry announced on social media.

The pipeline is being built by the Egyptian General Petroleum, a state-owned company that currently produces around 74,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day of hydrocarbons, the ministry said. No further details about the project were revealed.

EGPC also reported launching the Bahar Northwest gas field in the Eastern Desert region on October 9, which will flow at an initial rate of 15mn ft3/day.

Egyptian gas production has gone from strength to strength in recent years on the back of development of the Eni-operated Zohr project and other large offshore gas fields.