Qatar sends third, fourth LNG shipments to Egypt

Ahram Online, Thursday 22 Aug 2013

Qatar sends third out of five liquefied natural gas shipments to Egypt as per prior agreement with Morsi. Fourth shipment leaving later today.

A tanker of liquefied natural gas (Photo: Reuters)

Qatar on Thursday sent its third shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Egypt.

The fourth shipment is scheduled to be shipped later in the day from the Ras Laffan terminal, the Qatari state news agency reported.

Qatar already sent two LNG tankers earlier in August, as per its agreement with Mohamed Morsi's government in June to send five fuel shipments Egypt. At the time, Morsi was under fire for repeated power cuts resulting from the fuel shortage.

The total agreed amount has not been revealed.

The delivery confirms that Qatar is honouring the deal despite the army's removal of Morsi after mass protests and the resulting violence, which has killed at least 900 people.

Following Morsi's ouster, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait replaced Qatar as Egypt's new patrons. Combined, they pledged $12 billion in grants, loans and fuel shipments, of which $5 billion have already arrived.

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