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Egypt makes two natural gas discoveries

Finds in the Nile Delta and Mediterranean add a further 194 billion cubic feet of energy resources to a country already home to Africa's third largest reserves

Ahram Online, Monday 1 Aug 2011

Egypt has made two natural gas discoveries in the Nile Delta and the Mediterranean Sea, boosting its reserves by 194 billion cubic feet of gas and 2 million barrels of condensates, the Ministry of Petroleum has announced.

Egypt holds Africa’s third-largest gas reserves, with 78 trillion cubic feet (2.19 trillion cubic metres). 
The two new finds represent a 0.2 per cent increase to Egypt’s gas reserves. 
Egypt produces about 6 billion cubic feet of gas and 10.4 million barrels of condensates daily. 
Domestic gas consumption in 2Q2011 was 429 billion cubic feet, according to the Ministry of Petroleum.
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