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Petroleum History

2022

  • 3-1-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, announced the result of the 1st digital International Bid Round for Oil and Gas exploration and its exploitation at the Mediterranean, Western Desert and Gulf of Suez. Eight blocks, (of which 2 at the Mediterranean, 4 at the Western Desert and 2 at the Gulf of Suez), were awarded to Eni, BP, Apex International, Energean Egypt, INA, Enap Sipetrol and United Energy.
  • 13-1-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the Ministerial meeting of the Future Minerals Forum in Saudi Arabia, reviewing Egypt's vision for developing the Mining Sector at the panel discussion sessions entitled: "What are Governments Doing to Maximize Mining's Contribution to their People and Does the Challenge offer Opportunities for Regional Collaborations?"
  • 13-1-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, met the youth of the Petroleum Sector participating in the 4th edition of the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh, as well as the executive leadership of the Presidential Program, graduated from the National Training Academy, who were honored by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, on the sidelines of the Forum.
  • 19-1-2022 Within the activities of the "Upper Egypt Week", President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated the new Gasoline Production Complex of Assiut Oil Refinery, which is considered one of the strategic projects implemented by the Petroleum Sector in Upper Egypt for its significant role in providing the Upper Egypt governorates with petroleum products, especially 100% of gasoline.
  • 25-1-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla participated at Egypt – US Forum on climate change, organized by the AmCham of Commerce in Egypt and the Egypt-U.S. Business Council, with virtual participation of H.E Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister and John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, in the presence and participation of a number of government ministers and the US ambassador to Egypt, in addition to a number of heads of IOCs. The Forum was entitled "Building Momentum to UN COP27… Strengthening Public-Private Sector Collaboration on the Climate Challenge".
  • 27-1-2022 OAPEC's report about the LNG and hydrogen during the 4th quarter of 2021 highlighted that Egypt's gas exports contributed to increasing the growth of gas exports from Arab countries during 2021, and Egypt represents the great part of such increase, during the last quarter of 2021, after returning both LNG plants of Egypt to work at full capacity.



  • 5-2-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, inaugurated the new Cargas/Wataniya gas fueling station in El Shorouk city. The Minister also visited the three new stations for fueling vehicles with natural gas at the New Administrative Capital, currently being completed, in cooperation between Cargas, Gastec and the Wataniya Petroleum.
  • 6-2-2022 Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, held the first meeting at the Ministry's headquarters in the government district at the New Administrative Capital, with the fueling and service companies operating with natural gas as fuel. He reviewed achievements of the Ministry's program for relying on natural gas as a vehicle fuel, which provides a civilized and special service for citizens.
  • 13-2-2022 President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, inaugurated Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2022) Conference and Exhibition in its 5th edition, during 14 -16 February 2022, under the theme "North Africa and the Mediterranean: Delivering Energy Today ", with national and international participation of Petroleum and Energy Ministers, as well as Heads and Executive Officers of national companies, IOCs, international oil and gas organizations, in addition to the petroleum industry experts. It is considered the most significant international and regional gathering in the oil and gas industry domain in North Africa and the Mediterranean.
  • 18-2-2022 On the sidelines of the EU - Africa Summit in Brussels, Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, held bilateral talks with the EU Commission President.
  • 21-2-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in a Ministerial session, within the activities of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) 2022, hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during 21-23 February 2022. The Ministerial meeting was held under the theme " Fueling Global Recovery through Sustainable Energy", with the participation of Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia, Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Bahraini Minister of Oil and Gas, Dr. Mohammad Abdul Latif AlFaris, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil and Minister of of State for Council Affairs of Kuwait, and Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, Iraqi Minister of Oil.

  • 21-2-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and President of the GECF Ministerial Meeting, delivered Egypt's speech during the Forum's extraordinary ministerial meeting. It was held prior to the 6th Summit of Heads of State and government member countries, in the framework of the Summit's preparations. It brought together the Secretary-General of the Forum and the Ministers of Petroleum and Energy of the member countries, including Egypt, Algeria, Qatar, Libya, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago as permanent members, along with UAE, Iraq, Malaysia, Peru, Azerbaijan, Norway and Angola as observer members, and Mozambique, participating as a guest in the current meeting. He also announced the recipients of the GECF first-ever awards.

 


  •  7-3-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in CERAWeek, the World's Premier Energy Event, during 7-11 March 2022 in Houston, Texas, USA. It is considered the most significant annual event in the world energy industry domain, gathering international leaders in the energy and industry domains, for providing new ideas, visions and solutions for the challenges confronting the future of energy, environment and climate, as well as reviewing prospects and policies of the global energy markets and updates of the modern technologies, manufacturing, finance and services.
  • 10-3-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in a panel discussion within the activities of CERAWeek, the World's Premier Energy Event, in Houston, USA, entitled (Focus on Egypt: Forging partnerships for the energy transition). During which, El Molla reviewed the conditions and challenges facing the global natural gas markets, pointing out Egypt's vital role of exporting LNG to European markets, as well as the current role of the EMGF in promoting regional cooperation and developing gas resources in the countries of the region, in order to secure the needs of their peoples, as well as Europe and Asia from this vital resource, which is the most significant fuel during the transition phase towards clean energy.
  • 11-3-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the activities of the " Africa Energy Forum ", held during CERAWeek the World's Premier Energy Event in the American city of Houston, with the participation of petroleum and energy Ministers of 11 African countries, as well as officials of the US Department of Energy and Heads of IOCs operating in the African countries, and officials of a number of international and African financial institutions. They asserted Egypt's vision for bolstering the African Continent, in achieving a balanced and realistic transition in energy domain. The Forum's participants welcomed and praised H.E President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's declaration for supporting the African continents and giving priority, at the upcoming COP27 Climate Summit in Sharm El Sheikh. They reviewed the challenges facing the African Continent in the energy transition domain and financing issues that will be presented to the African Continent, for achieving the energy transition goals.
  • 24-3-2022 El Molla, during his virtual participation in the IEA Ministerial Panel, "Post COP26 Priorities: Supporting Africa's Clean Energy Transitions", praised the importance of the Conference in supporting Africa and its vision towards energy transition.
  • 25-3-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the activities of the 2nd day of the International Energy Agency (IEA) meetings, headed by the CEO of the Agency, in the presence of the US Secretary of Energy for discussing the energy transition efforts, via video conference. He participated in a Ministerial panel that included energy Ministers from 44 countries, entitled "The International Energy Agency Community", organized by the agency, welcoming a number of countries to its membership, including Egypt. This comes in the framework of discussing intensifying efforts to implement the goals of the global energy transition, confirming the importance of the global role in providing financing and technologies necessary for the African Continent to obtain clean, low carbon energy, pointing out the significance of developing natural gas and renewable energy resources in the Continent, with natural resources and great potentials. 



  •  1-4 -2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, inaugurated Gastec's SCADA System for remote monitoring and control for natural gas vehicles fueling stations.
  • 18-4-2022  Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, accompanied by Mr. Mohamed Saafan, Minister of Manpower, inaugurated the main headquarters of the General Tarde Union for Petroleum Workers (GTUPW).
  •  28-4-2022  Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, and Major General Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai, signed a cooperation protocol for converting vehicles into natural gas in Sharm El-Sheikh, in the framework of supporting the efforts of the city hosting COP 27 Summit next November. The protocol includes companies providing a grant of about L.E 5 million for bolstering the procedures of converting vehicles into natural gas.

  • 16-5-2022 Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources handed over contracts for 50 houses, established for the affected by the floods in Khor Awada village, in Aswan Governorate. This comes in the framework of the integrated vision approved by the Higher Committee for Social Responsibility in the Petroleum Sector, headed by Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
  • 16-5-2022 Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the meeting organized by the American Chamber in Egypt with GreenTech Business Delegation visiting Cairo.
  • 17-5-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, inaugurated the Egyptian Petroleum Sector Energy Efficiency Conference and Exhibition (EPEEC 2022), in the presence of the Heads of Corporations, Holding Companies, Egyptian & International Petroleum companies.
  • 23/26-5-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated, physically, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister held a series of meetings with the officials of Major International Energy Agencies, Financial institutions, IOCs, Energy Ministers  and Senior Officials in the energy industry, for discussing methods of cooperation and joint coordination for COP27 Summit.
  • 31-5-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in "Egypt Can with Industry" Conference, organized by Ministry of Immigration, under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, participating as a Keynote Speaker in the panel discussion, "Green Industry... The Way to COP27", reviewing decarbonization and energy transition strategies.

 


  • 1-6-2022 EMRA announced the result of the international bid round for gold and minerals in the Eastern Desert for the year 2020, in its second round, where 8 regions were assigned to 4 British, Canadian and Egyptian companies. The result of the second round of bidding represents a success in attracting new investments despite the successive global challenges as COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, with its negative repercussions on the global economy.
  • 9-6-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and his Jordanian counterpart, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, signed an MoU for bilateral cooperation in mining, oil, gas and petrochemical domains. This was during El Molla's visit to Jordan to participate in the regional Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Europe Future Energy Dialogue (MEFED) 2022, organized by the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
  • 12-6-2022 Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, announced the start of the procedures and steps for establishing the petroleum region of Tibeen area ,Great Cairo, the "Modern Zone" that includes a number of projects, on top of which are the new expansions in the infrastructure of the national grid for the transporting and pumping the crude oil & petroleum products from and to Upper Egypt through the Petroleum Pipeline Company's Tibeen area.
  • 15-6-2022 Egypt hosted the 7th EMGF Ministerial Meeting. The event was inaugurated by H.E. Natasha Pilides, Cypriot Minister of Energy and president of the current cycle of the Forum, via video conference. The Forum was moderated by H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla, Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the alternate president of the Forum during 2022.
  • 15-6-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Israel's Minister of Energy, and EU Commissioner for Energy, signed an MoU on cooperation in trading, transporting, and exporting natural gas between Egypt, Israel, and the EU, in the presence of President of the European Commission, under the umbrella of the EMGF.
  • 17-6-2022 The EMGF held a round table under the title "East Med Gas Role In Enabling Energy Security And Developing Decarbonisation Efforts", attended by Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Natasa Pilides, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry of Cyprus, via video conference technology and Kadri Simson, EU Commissioner for Energy, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of the Environment, and Osama Mubarez, EMGF Secretary General.
  • 20-6-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Mr. Michael Wirth, CEO of Chevron, witnessed the signing of an MOU between the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and Chevron EMed Midstream Ltd. for cooperating in the activities of transporting, importing, liquefying and exporting East Mediterranean gas through Egypt.
  • 25-6-2022 Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, inaugurated the integrated fuel station (CO-OP- Cargas) on Mossadeq Street in Dokki, where he announced the launch of a number of new digital services at the stations with petroleum products and natural gas within the framework of the integrated program for digital transformation implemented by Ministry.
  • 29-6-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the Egyptian Ministerial delegation in the meetings of the Egyptian-Algerian Higher Committee in Algeria headed by the Prime Ministers of the both countries. He also held talks with his Algerian counterpart H.E. Mohamed Arkab, Minister of Energy and Mines.
  • 4-7-2022  The inauguration of Egypt Mining Forum 2022, entitled (Egypt is a Destination for Mining Investment), with the presence of the leaderships of the major international Mining Companies.
  • 8-7-2022 The fiscal year 2021/2022 witnessed (80) new areas delivering gas for the first time this year, and the villages of the "Decent Life Initiative", In addition to saving 243 million cylinders of LPG per year, replacing it by natural gas, as well as delivering 1.3 million prepaid gas meters. In addition to 420 villages, will deliver natural gas to them as part of the "Decent Life" initiative.
  • 11-7-2022 The Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sector is currently implementing an integrated work program for improving energy efficiency in all petroleum sites and headquarters, within the framework of the 4-B program, (the energy efficiency Improvement program) within the Petroleum Sector's Modernization Program. The Sector succeeded in implementing low-cost measures for improving energy efficiency in 31 petroleum companies, results in savings of 813 EGP million annually.
  • 18-7-2022The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has received 51,875 complaints since the launch of the system, where they were responded to 99% of them, and currently working on the remaining complaints, This was mentioned in the periodic follow-up reports of the unified government complaints system of the Cabinet, confirming that the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources continuously among the top  Ministries wide acknowledging and responding to complaints through the system, achieving positive response rates.

  • 1-8-2022 The Petroleum Sector's announcement of acquiring the 50% share owned by the Japanese company Toyota. Thus the Petroleum Sector now owns the 2 offshore drilling rigs Al-Qaher 1 & Al-Qaher II, after increasing the share of EGAS to 85% and the South Valley Holding for Egyptian petroleum to 15%.
  • 4-8-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, laid the foundation stone for the expansion of Al Hamra Petroleum Port area, which is represented in an onshore area of 120 feddans, aiming at increasing the storage capacity of the port facilities by adding 4 storage reservoirs with a capacity of 630,000 barrels of crude, to reach a storage capacity of 5.3 million barrels to facilitate trading and receiving movement crude oil at Al Hamra port.
  •  7-8-2022 President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held a meeting to follow up Egypt's strategy for renewable and sustainable energy, attended by Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and the concerned Ministers.
  • 9-8-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources witnessed the signing of an agreement on developing the  HSE practices systems in the Petroleum Sector, including cooperation in implementing an initiative to launch an advanced training center for HSE in the Petroleum Sector, according to the latest international standards of HSE practices.
  • 10-8-2022 Within the framework of the President's directions to establish National Network for Emergency and Public Safety to be the backbone of communications among the administrative authorities in Egypt, Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources witnessed the signing ceremony of a cooperation protocol to benefit from the services, provided by the National Network for Emergency and Public Safety in the activities of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
  • 30-8-2022 President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Mr. Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni, in the presence of Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, where they discussed the status of the company's projects and investments in Egypt in oil and gas exploration and production domains, as well as renewable energy projects.

  • 6-9-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the opening activities of Gastec Exhibition and Conference 2022 in Milan, Italy; held during September 5-8, as one of the world's largest conferences for natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen and emissions reduction technologies, with participation of Energy Ministers, Chairmen of top International Oil Companies, Executives and Experts. During the opening ceremony, El Molla participated as a keynote speaker in the inaugural Ministerial Session of the Conference, titled 'A New Perspective on Energy Security and Transition in Times of Profound Change in Global Energy Markets'.
  • 7-9-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in a Ministerial panel discussion entitled "Unlocking and accelerating the full potential of the Eastern Mediterranean gas basin" held by EMGF as part of Gastec 2022 conference activities.
  • 10-9-2022 During his visit to Sharm El-Sheikh, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, inspected a number of vehicles that were converted to work on dual fuel (gas + gasoline) by  CARGAS Co., among 600 vehicles that were converted at the expense of EGAS, as a direct support from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for Sharm El Sheikh, in preparation of COP 27 Summit.
  • 17-9-2022 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, inaugurated the Ismailia Canal Road at Mostorod Petroleum Region. The Minister also inaugurated a Flare Gas Recovery project at Cairo Oil Refining Company, laying out the foundation stone for the new expansions area, as well as inaugurating the reservoir affiliated to CO-OP Company, after completing the development work and raising its operational efficiency.
  • 25-9-2022 During his visit to Alexandria, Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, gave the start up signal for the project of connecting Raven gas pipeline to the butane extraction plant in Amreya, implemented by GASCO, aiming at separating high value gas derivatives and making them available to the local market as well as export.



2021

• 4/1/2021: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated the exhibition for “The Vehicles' Clean Energy Conversion and Replacement Technologies”. El Molla reviewed the Ministry's work plan for expanding the use of natural gas, in the presence of Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister and a number of government Ministers, as well as local and international companies specialized in this domain.

• 13/1/2021: Dr. Hala El Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development and Egypt’s Governor at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Dr. Ali Al Moselhy, Minister of Supply & Internal Trade, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation and Ms. Nevine Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry, witnessed the signing ceremony of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation's (ITFC) 2021 financing program, (via video conference), to provide integrated financing solutions for Egypt of $ 1.1 billion.

• 21/1/2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, witnessed the signing of 5 contracts for gold exploration for Canadian and Egyptian companies, with the Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority (EMRA); with total investment of about $ 13 million in 13 sectors; which is the result of the first International bid round of gold exploration for the year 2020, launched by Egypt, and its result was announced last November.

• 31/1/2021: The Statement of Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, about the achievements and challenges of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in the Parliament.


.1-2-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, inaugurated the activities of the virtual symposium entitled "Modernizing Process Safety Management: From Vision to Reality", organized by the Egyptian Process Safety Management (PSM) Steering Committee in the Sector, in cooperation with Methanex Egypt.

.9-2-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, received the Mining Committee delegation of the AmCham in Egypt, which was formed for the first time in the Chamber's history.

.18-2-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, announced via video conference the launch of Egypt Upstream Gateway "EUG", as the 1st digital platform for providing geological data for upstream activities in Egypt, within the framework of the attracting Investments program, of the Petroleum Sector’s Modernization project.

El Molla also announced the launch of the 1st International bid round for oil and gas exploration for the year 2021, of EGPC and EGAS, through the EUG at 24 blocks in the Gulf of Suez, the Western Desert, and the Eastern & Western Mediterranean.

.21-2-2021: A Meeting was held between Eng. Tarek El Molla and Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, in the presence of Eng. Zafer Melhem, Chairman of the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority at the Presidential headquarters in Ramallah, during El Molla’s first visit to Palestine, after his meeting with H.E President Mahmoud Abbas. Both sides signed an MoU among the partners of Gaza gas field; the Palestine Investment Fund, the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and EGAS, to cooperate in developing Gaza gas field and the necessary infrastructure, in order to provide Palestine's needs of natural gas, enhancing cooperation between both countries, as well as exporting part of the gas to Egypt.

.26-2-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated via video conference in the 5th IEF-EU Energy and Climate Day, organized by the International Energy Forum in cooperation with the EU, and the participation of Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, Saudi Energy Minister, Tinne Van der Straeten, Belgium Energy Minister and Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, at the European Commission, as well as Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum.


1-3-2021: The Ministry of Petroleum Officially Launches the 1st Mobile Application for Locations of Natural Gas Vehicles Fueling Stations

Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, announced that the Ministry has actually launched the 1st mobile application to find out the locations of Natural Gas vehicles Fueling Stations and the conversion centers, displaying the nearest ones where the citizen exist, as well as introducing the available services. He clarified that, this comes within the framework of the Ministry's efforts and endeavors to facilitate benefiting from the natural gas for vehicles.

The application "MoP stations" is currently available for devices with Android system through the following link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.egyptgas.mop

 

4-3-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated, via video conference, in the activities of the (CERAWeek) Conference, the world's premier energy event, which was held virtually during the period from 1st to 5th March 2021 at the U.S, due to the precautionary measures of COVID-19 pandemic. El Molla delivered a speech in a panel discussion within the conference activities under the title, "The New Map: Energy, Climate and Charting the Future".

 

5-3-2021: Verocy, the Dutch website, specialized in investment consultants of the Middle East and North Africa countries, published a report on Egypt's progress in exporting LNG to the international markets, during the coming period, in light of the expected growing demand on natural gas, and Egypt's distinct infrastructure for exporting gas produced from its fields, and the East Mediterranean fields, for contributing in securing the needs of the European markets during the coming period. The report was written by the economic analyst, Cyril Widdershoven, under the title (Pharaonic gas dreams to restart? LNG exports precursor for East MED gas Sector expansion).

 

9-3-2021: The 4th Ministerial Meeting of the EMGF was held in Cairo, in the presence of the Founding Energy Ministers of Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Palestine and the Italian Vice Minister of Economic Development. They announced that the EMGF Statute enters into force starting March 2021. The Ministers acknowledged that this significant milestone is a result of serious steps and successive achievements realized since launching the Forum in January 2019, though the intensive cooperation among Founding Members, and the tremendous efforts exerted by their professional teams.

12-3-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the meeting organized by the AmCham in Egypt, entitled "Egypt's Strategy to Promote Investments in the Mining Sector".

During his speech, El Molla asserted that the Mining Sector started reaping the fruits of the Modernization program, being implemented to cope with the Mining Sector's international developments, as well as transferring Egypt into an international destination for attracting mining investment and encouraging investors.

 8-4-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, witnessed the delivery of 20 ventilators with a total cost exceeding $ 600,000 provided by Eni. That’s in the framework of the initiative of the Petroleum Sector and IOCs operating in Egypt, for bolstering the Ministry of Health’s efforts in confronting COVID-19 pandemic.

 9-4-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the ceremony of launching and delivering the first batch of gas-powered cars, as part of the presidential initiative to replace and convert vehicles to run with natural gas, in the presence of the Minister of Finance, Minister of Industry and Trade, and Vice President for Financial Affairs.

 10-4-2021: Operating the first a mobile CNG fueling station, one of the advanced methods of the Petroleum Sector, aiming at facilitating the services of supplying vehicles with natural gas.

 13-4-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in a panel discussion via video conference, within the activities of the annual Forum of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, entitled "Financing for Sustainable Development", with the participation of the Minister of International Cooperation, Vice President of the International Finance Corporation for the Middle East and Africa, member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum and President of Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East region.

 

 21-4-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, witnessed the signing of an MoU between Petrojet & TR Co. for Manufacturing Thermal Equipment, aiming at cooperating in designing, supplying and manufacturing equipment, included in the components of petroleum projects.



9-5-2021: The Ministry of International Cooperation held a multi stake holder platform, entitled: "Egypt as a Regional Energy Hub: Reforms and Prospects in the Petroleum and Gas Sector", attended by Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and officials of major foreign and private companies operating in Egypt.

12-5-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, witnessed the signing of a contract for gold exploration in the Eastern Desert, between the Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority (EMRA) and the English Co. Nubian Mining, with total investments of $ 5.2 million for one block.

14-5-2021: For the first time, the Petroleum Sector started the actual operation of the first mobile natural gas fueling station in Egypt and East Mediterranean region for fueling cars and vehicles with CNG. It started providing its services in populated areas, it is characterized by its readiness to fuel 500 vehicles every 12 hours, up to 1000 per day, with refill.

20-5-2021: The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries "OAPEC" clarified in a report, entitled "The Development of LNG and Hydrogen" during Q1 of 2021, that Egypt was on top of  the Arab countries' exports during Q1 of 2021, that exported about 2 million tons, compared to 0.4 million tons during the same quarter of 2020,  about 400% annual growth rate, which is the optimum growth achieved by Egypt.

27-5-2021: Signing a contract appendix for supplying natural gas, as well as operating natural gas grid expansions in Jordon, operated by the Jordanian Egyptian FAJR Company.

27-5-2021: Meeting between Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and the Jordanian Prime Minister, H.E Dr. Bisher Al-Khasawneh.

 

 

5-6-2021: Dr.Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, accompanied by Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, visited the Suez Canal Economic Zone in Ain Sokhna, to lay the foundation stone for the first petrochemical complex in the economic zone, with investments of about $7.5 billion, providing 15,000 job opportunities.

8-6-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, delivered a speech at the virtual webinar, held by the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA), via video conference, entitled  "Oil and Gas Sector's Achievements", in the presence of Khaled Nosseir, Chairman of BEBA.

9-6-2021: Eng.Tarek El Molla participated, as a keynote speaker, in the first Forum's activities, "1st Unlocking Industries – Hydrogen in Africa", via video conference, participated by Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egyptian Ambassador to Berlin, and organized by Afrika-Verein Association, in the framework of the German-African Energy Days 2021.

13-6-2021: In the framework of implementing and applying digital transformation in all domains, which the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is adopting; Petrotrade has started to modernize the technology system concerning the whole company's services, and started planning a new vision in digital transformation, including establishing and updating the electronic applications, and launching Petrometer application.

29-6-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in a meeting organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt entitled, "The Oil and Gas Sector's Transformation Fueling the Egyptian Economy", in the presence of Jonathan Cohen, the US Ambassador to Egypt, as well as a number of leaders in the Petroleum Sector and Heads of national and foreign petroleum companies. The Minister announced that upon the request of a large number of IOCs, the deadline for closing the first international bid round for oil and gas exploration & exploitation for the year 2021, in 24 blocks, was extended until the end of September 2021.


6-7-2021:  Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, headed the 5th  EMGF’s Ministerial Meeting, hosted by Egypt, via video conference, in the presence of the member countries’ Minsters and the Acting US Assistant Secretary for Energy. They all agreed by consensus on joining the EU and the International Bank to the Forum as observers.

8-7-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, in the presence of Mr. Alessandro Politi, Chief Operating Officer Natural Resources of Eni, witnessed the signing of an MoU between the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company and the Italian company, Eni, to cooperate in green and blue hydrogen production domain and evaluating the technical and commercial feasibilities of its production projects targeted in Egypt.

9-7-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources witnessed the signing of two agreements between the Petroleum Sector and the American Bechtel Group, for implementing the main design and constructions works of the Red Sea Petrochemical Complex Project, as well as  forming a consortium for implementing the project in Ain Sokhna economic zone, which is considered the largest petrochemical project in Egypt and Africa, with investments of about $7.5 billion.

26-7-2021:  Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, honored Petrojet, the executive arm of the Petroleum Sector, for obtaining Guinness World Records certificate for implementing the largest floating roof tank in Ras Badran, with a capacity of 175,000 m3, equivalent to about 1.1 mb of crude oil.


8-9-2021: In the presence of Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan hosted the Ministerial Meeting of the Arab Gas Pipeline countries (AGP) (Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon). During the meeting, they agreed on delivering the Egyptian natural gas to the Lebanese Republic through Jordan and Syria, as well as presenting a scheduled agenda for its implementation.

22-9-2021: The International Energy Forum (IEF) and the International Gas Union (IGU), decided to choose Egypt for hosting the 8th Ministerial Gas Forum in 2022.

28-9-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the Ministerial session entitled "Repositioning the industry post pandemic and looking ahead". The session was held at opening session of OMC Med Energy Conference and Exhibition in Ravenna, Italy, under the theme, "Rethinking Energy Together: Alliances For a Sustainable Energy Future".


10-10-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla. Minister of Petroleum and Mineral resources, witnessed the signing of an MoU between Enppi and the Italian company, Technip, for cooperation in the energy transition domain, within the framework of the Ministry's commitment to achieve sustainable development, according to Egypt's 2030 Vision, as well as enhancing the potentials of clean energy utilization.

11-10-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the virtual webinar entitled, "Digital Transformation in the Petroleum Sector", organized by Egypt Oil & Gas.

18-10-2021: The 9th tripartite summit between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, held in the Greek capital, Athens, between leaders of the three countries. Announcements of President El-Sisi about moving forward in the steps of establishing an offshore pipeline for transferring the Cypriot gas to the liquefaction plants of Damietta and Idku, in preparation of supplying LNG to Greece, then to east Mediterranean countries and Central Europe, in light of the EMGF goals.


4-11-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the World Climate Summit/ COP 26, at Glasgow, upon an invitation by U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, whereas he  represented Egypt, in launching the Net Zero World Initiative by the United States of America.

15-11-2021: Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the opening ceremony of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2021", held in the UAE capital, during 15-18 November 2021, under the theme " Unlocking New Value Opportunities in the Energy System ", with participation of more than 160 Petroleum and Energy Ministers, IOC's CEOs, as well as a number of distinctive experts worldwide.

15-11-2021: Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, visiting the Egyptian pavilion at ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The pavilion includes a presentation for the successes of oil and gas industry in Egypt and the most significant attractive investment opportunities and potentials of success, on the sidelines of his participation in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC).

18-11-2021: Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, witnessed a panel discussion at the Egyptian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, praising the successes, reflecting the development in Egypt throughout history till reaching the New Republic, pointing out that the excessive presence of visitors at the pavilion reflects its great significance and distinction among all the pavilions participating in Expo 2020 Dubai.

25-11-2021: The Sixth Ministerial Meeting of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) was convened in Cairo - The Arab Republic of Egypt-  under the Presidency of His Excellency Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Arab Republic of Egypt, as the current President of the EMGF Ministerial Meeting.

The Meeting was attended by the Cypriot, Egyptian, Greek, Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian Ministers of Energy, as well as the French Director General for Global Affairs, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Italian Directorate General for Infrastructure and security of Energy at the Ministry of Ecological Transition as heads of delegations of the EMGF Member Countries. Besides, the United States of America, the European Union and the World Bank attended as EMGF Observers.

27-11-2021: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources headed the first General Assembly of Eqat Gold Mines Company, responsible for developing the commercial discovery of Eqat.


7-12-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the 23rd Petroleum World Congress in Houston, USA, considered as one of the most prestigious international gatherings for petroleum and energy parties worldwide.

14-12-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, held a meeting with Canada Egypt Business Council (CEBC), reviewing the Petroleum Sector's most significant work results, sheding light on the new strategy of CSR, adopted by the Petroleum Sector.

22-12-2021: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated the complex of high-octane gasoline in Assiut, with investment of more than L.E 7 billion and a production capacity of 800 thousand tons of gasoline. Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, reviewed the Petroleum Sector's efforts in developing Upper Egypt in various petroleum activities.

24-12-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Eng. Abed Ezz El Regal, CEO of the EGPC, and Alessandro Puliti, Chief Operating Officer Natural Resources of Eni, signed an agreement between the EGPC and Eni on oil exploration, development and exploitation in the Gulf of Suez areas and Nile Delta, issued under Law No. 185 of 2021. The agreement includes Eni's commitment to spend minimum investments of $1 billion, in addition to its commitment to spend additional $20 million at least for drilling 4 wells.

27-12-2021: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Eng. Abed Ezz El Regal, CEO of EGPC, and Mr. David Chi, Vice President of the American Apache and General Manager of the company in Egypt, signed an agreement; under which Apache is committed to spend a minimum of $3.5 billion on upstream and production operations in the concession areas at the Western Desert. The agreement comes within the framework of the joint modernization efforts between both sides, through merging the concession areas of Khalda and Qarun Petroleum Companies, operating on behalf of EGPC and Apache.















2020

  • 13-1-2020 Holding Observatoire Méditerranéen de l'Energie (OME) Conference entitled "Energy Hubs between Technology and Climate: Optimizing Mediterranean and African Energy Markets"
  • 13-1-2020 Hold a celebration held by the UAE's Dragon Oil Co., on the occasion of completing the acquisition of BP's stake in the concession areas of Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO),
  • 15-1-2020 Idku LNG Plant pumping natural gas from Israel to Egypt in order to export it to Europe
  • 16-1-2020 Holding the 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) hosted by Cairo, in the presence of the Ministers and heads of delegations of the 7 member countries, and the initialing signing ceremony on the forum's statute to become an international organization. France official request to join the Forum's membership, as well as the US request to become a permanent observer in the Forum's meetings.
  • 20-1-2020 Minister of Petroleum witnessed signing 9 petroleum agreements for oil and gas exploration
  • 28/1/2020 signing 2 new agreements for oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean region with EGAS and ExxonMobil companies.

  • 11/2/2020: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, inaugurated Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020) Conference and Exhibition in its 4th edition, which was held under the patronage of his Excellency the President, during the period from 11 -13 February under the theme "North Africa and the Mediterranean ... Delivering the Energy Needs of Tomorrow". On the sidelines of (EGYPS 2020), a number of agreements and cooperation protocols were signed with several major companies.
  • 11/2/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his Somali counterpart Abdul Rashid Mohamed Ahmed for enhancing cooperation between Egypt and Somalia in oil, gas and mineral resources domains.
  • 12/2/2020 Awarding ceremony of Best HSE Projects, on the sidelines of Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020) Conference and Exhibition.
  • 13/2/2020 Honoring Women in Energy Sector, on the sidelines of the last day in "EGYPS 2020"
  • 25/2/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources held a Press Conference, for announcing the launch of the first 2020 international bid round for exploration of gold and associated minerals, starting on 15th March 2020 to 15th July 2020.
  • 28/2/2020 The Board of Directors of the Gas Regulatory Authority “GasReg”, headed by the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, approved the value of natural gas transmission’s tariff usage (the National Gas Grid) for the year 2020, of 37.5 cents per million British thermal units (Btu), within the framework of regulating and liberalizing the gas market gradually.

  • 3/3/2020 Participation of Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, in the international convention of mining PDAC (Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada), held in Toronto, Canada, in the framework of promoting the Mining Sector’s developments in Egypt that bolster attracting international investments in this domain, as well as promoting the international bid round No. (1) for the exploration of gold and associated minerals for the year 2020, in addition to the inauguration of the Egyptian Pavilion.
  • 7/3/2020 Participation of Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, in the activities of the  business leaders’ round table for the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), organized by the American Chamber of Commerce, with high-level participation.
  • 15/3/2020 The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources starts receiving offers of international mining companies’ interested in gold exploration operations in Egypt through the bid round announced by the Ministry.
  • 17/3/2020 The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources organizing an awareness seminar for medical affairs managers in the Petroleum Sector companies concerning dealing with COVID-19 pandemic, in cooperation with the  Preventive Sector of the Ministry of Health and population, within the framework of the efforts provided by the Ministry since procedures starting of fighting the spread of COVIS-19.

  • 2/4/2020 The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has set an emergency plan for confronting "Covid-19" pandemic, including taking all precaution procedures necessary for workers’ safety in various locations and prevent the spread of the infection.
  • 10/4/2020 Egypt's participation in the extraordinary Ministerial Meeting of OPEC members and non-members (OPEC+) via webinar, represented in Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, to discuss methods of decreasing petroleum supplies in the global market in an attempt to regain stability and balance, as well as halting the collapse of world oil prices. 
  • 10/4/2020 Fuel Automatic Pricing Committee, concerned with reviewing and setting prices for selling some petroleum products on a quarterly basis, decided to reduce fuel prices of about 0.25 L.E/ liter, and to reduce fuel oil price for the industry to 3900 L.E per ton, while keeping prices of the rest of the petroleum products unchanged, taking into account the unprecedented exceptional circumstances of the global oil markets and the national & world economic status.
  • 21/4/2020 The Petroleum Sector succeeded in putting the new wells, “Zohr 17” and “Baltim South West 7”, on production at Zohr and Baltim natural gas fields at the Mediterranean region, with an average production rate of 390 (mcf/d) and 1,300 b/d of condensates.
  • 22/4/2020 President Abdel Fattah El Sisi witnessed drilling operations completion of Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel 2 under the Suez Canal, for connecting Sinai with the rest of the country’s governorates, praising Petrojet Co. and its workers for implementing this vital project as one of Egypt’s National Projects.
  • 25/4/2020 Within the framework of developing Sinai Peninsula, the Petroleum Sector announced implementing the project of delivering natural gas to Nabq Bay in Sharm El-Sheikh to supply 55 tourist facilities and hotels.

  • 2/5/2020 The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources issued the HSE guidance booklets for workers in the Petroleum Sector during Ramadan, to spread awareness among workers.

  • 3/6/2020 The Petroleum Sector succeeded in achieving a new petroleum discovery in Abu Sannan at the Western Desert, after drilling El Salmiya -5 well and putting it on the production map, with an average daily production of 4100 barrels of crude oil and 18 mcf of gas. The new discovery is located in Kharita formations at a depth of 14400 feet.
  • 3/6/2020  The Cabinet, during its weekly meeting, held via video conference, headed by Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, approved the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources’ proposals concerning contractual terms of debts till 31/12/2019, in order to alleviate burdens of Private or Public Sector industrial clients.
  • 9/6/2020 The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced its initiative concerning several protective measures and procedures at all sites and petroleum facilities, in line with Egypt’s plans and vision to address the spread of Corona virus, and not affecting the production process in all petroleum activities.
  • 10/6/2020 The Ministry of Finance, announced that the Petroleum Sector achieved for the first time in several years, a surplus for the public budget, exceeding L.E 20 billion, during the first 9 months of the current fiscal year.
  • 16/6/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the 38th Ministerial Conference of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO), via video conference, in the presence of Petroleum and Energy Ministers of 15 African member Countries (total number 18), to discuss the developments of the international petroleum industry.
  • 18/6/2020 A new oil discovery (GNN-4) was carried out at Geisum Concession area, in Egypt’s Southern Gulf of Suez, shallow waters, with an initial production rate of 2000 b/d of crude oil. Indications pointed out that the new discovery holds about 70 million barrels of extractable crude oil, as Ganoub El Wadi Egyptian Petroleum Holding Co. is technically supervising the concession area.
  • 24/6/2020 Extending the Bidround No. 1 for the Year 2020 for the Exploration of Gold and Associated Minerals, till 15th September 2020.
  • 29/6/2020 The Petroleum Sector started in producing sustainable cotton face masks with standard specifications through Suez Safety Outfitters Co. (SSO), after obtaining a license from the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality.
  • 30/6/2020 Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced a new commercial gold discovery, in Iqat region at the Eastern Desert of Egypt, at concession area of Shalateen Mining Company, with estimated minimum reserves exceeding one million ounces of gold, with extraction rate of about 95%, and total investments of more than $1 billion over the next ten years.

  •  1/7/2020 Eni announced "Bashrush" discovery of natural gas, the first exploration well at the North El Hammad offshore concession area in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 8/7/2020 Fuel Automatic Pricing Committee, concerned with reviewing and setting prices of petroleum products on a quarterly basis, decided in its meeting held last June, to recommend maintaining the current prices in the local market for the period July / September 2020, as well as selling prices of the 3 kinds of gasoline products: 6.25 L.E per litre for 80 octane gasoline, 7.50 L.E per litre for 92 octane gasoline, 8.50 LE per litre for 95 octane gasoline, and 6.75 L.E per litre for gas oil.
  • 11/7/2020 President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, to follow up the Ministry's plans of developing the Mineral Resources, and Petrochemicals Sectors, as well as the production and distribution of natural gas, which helps increasing the Mining Sector's contribution to the GDP. They also reviewed the recent gold discovery at Iqat region in the Eastern Desert. The President also directed to form a  comprehensive strategic vision for developing the Mining Sector in Egypt.
  • 14/7/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, announced the launch of the second phase of the Mineral Resources' employees training program, within the framework of the strategy of developing a group of qualified workers, e.g. 110 of EMRA's employees, preparing them for the next phase.
  •  19/7/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, visited the Integrated Center for Supplying and Converting Cars to work with Natural Gas, affiliated to GasTech Company, to check on the services provided to citizens, asserting the significance of the presidential initiative for expanding the use of natural gas as fuel for cars.
  • 28/7/2020 Announcement of Bashrush natural gas discovery test results and increasing the total production of South West Meleiha concession area in the Western Desert.
  • 30/7/2020 General Petroleum Company (GPC) achieves crude oil production record, exceeding 62,000 b/d for the first time since its establishment in 1957.

  • 1/8/2020 The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources issued a report for citizens entitled “Compressed natural gas, the best fuel for all types of cars and vehicles”. That’s within the framework of implementing the State's ambitious plan to expand the use of natural gas, as a fuel for vehicles.
  •  10/8/2020 The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources launched an initiative, in coordination with the IOCs operating in Egypt, for financing the purchase of medical and precaution supplies and equipment, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population and Misr El-Kheir Foundation to continue confronting COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 11/8/2020 Signing the contract of delivering natural gas project to East Port Said's industrial zone between Suez Canal Economic Zone and Sinai Gas Co., implementing the pro
  • 11/8/2020 Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources during Voting in the Elections, at Maspero Elections Committee, clarifying his keenness to participate.
  • 19/8/2020 Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, the Prime Minister, accompanied by Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Major General Khaled Shuaib, Governor of Matrouh, visit the facilities of El Hamra Petroleum Port, at New Alamein, operated by WEPCO.
  •  24-8-2020 Minister of Petroleum announcing the start of implementation steps of the 1st project of delivering compressed natural gas (CNG) to the New Valley governorate, launching the service for the first time in the governorate, pursuant to the instructions of the President to expand projects of delivering natural gas to residential units.
  • 8/25/2020 Minister of Petroleum heading one of the committees of personal interviews for applicants, to join the 3rd Executive Presidential Leadership Program (EPLP) at the headquarters of the National Training Academy.
  •  26/8/2020 Minister of Petroleum’s Participation in the meeting of the Energy Regional Working Group, of the World Economic Forum in Middle East and North Africa via Video conference with the participation of the U.S Secretary of Commerce as well as 60 petroleum and Energy Minsters and Heads of Major IOCs.
  • 29/8/2020 President El-Sisi inaugurates the expansion project of ANRPC for enhancing the production of high-octane gasoline for the local market, as one of the projects of the Ministry of Petroleum's plan to achieve self-sufficiency of gasoline.

  • 22-9-2020 The founding countries of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) sign the Statute of the Forum, which officially declares that the Forum is an international intergovernmental organization of the Mediterranean region that contributes to developing cooperation in natural gas domain, as well as achieving optimal exploitation of its resources. The virtual signing ceremony of the Statute included Ministers of Petroleum and Energy of the Member Countries; Eng. Tarek El Molla, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Cypriot Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Greek Minister of Environment and Energy, Israeli Minister of Energy, Italian State Secretary of Economic Development, Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Recourse, as well as  Senior Advisor to the US Secretary of Energy, and Energy Director delegated by the Energy Commissioner of the EU, as an observer. In addition to ambassadors of Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, United States and France to Cairo and Deputy Head of EU delegation to Egypt.
  • 27-9-2020 President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, inaugurated the project of the Egyptian Refining Co. (ERC) in Mostorod, Cairo, one of the most significant and advanced refineries in Egypt and Africa technologically. This comes within the framework of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources plan to increase production and reach self-sufficiency of petroleum products.

  •   7-10-2020 Fuel Pricing Mechanism Committee, concerned with reviewing and setting prices of petroleum products on a quarterly basis, decided in its meeting held last September, to recommend maintaining the selling prices of the 3 types of gasoline products: 6.25 L.E per litre for 80 octane gasoline, 7.50 L.E per litre for 92 octane gasoline, 8.50 LE per litre for 95 octane gasoline, and 6.75 L.E per litre for gas oil, as well as keeping fuel oil price per ton for non electricity and bakeries uses at 3900 L.E per ton.
  •  18-10-2020 The inauguration of the virtual roundtable entitled “Increasing Investments in Egypt’s Brownfields Opportunities”, with the participation of  Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and a number of IOCs’ heads, as well as leaderships in Egypt, and Eng. Abed Ezz El Regal, CEO of EGPC.
  •  21-10-2020 A special virtual meeting with Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, during CERAWeek Conference in the United States, which is considered the world’s premiere energy event; within a series of interviews with senior speakers and participants in the next edition of the Conference next March.
  •  21-10-2020 The Cabinet approves the Republican decree concerning the EMGF Statute.
  •  31-10-2020 Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Egyptian Prime Minister, and Mr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi, his Iraqi counterpart, witnessed, at the headquarters of the Iraqi Council of Ministers, the signing ceremony of 15 agreements and MoUs to enhance bilateral cooperation between both countries, including an MoU between the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, as well as the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, signed by Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Eng. Ihsan Abduljabbar, Iraqi Oil Minister.
  • 3/11/2020 President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held a meeting with Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, to follow up the implementation of the national project of expanding the use of natural gas as a fuel for vehicles, as well as the efforts of the Ministry of Petroleum to develop the petrochemical industry, in order to maximize the added value.
  • 8/11/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, reviewed the work progress of Assuit Oil Refining Company's (ASORC) octane complex, one of the vital projects of refining and manufacturing  strategy, implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, within the sustainable development plan of Egypt 2030 to secure fuel supplies .
  • 9/11/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the second stage of the Parliamentary elections, at Maspero Committee, Cairo Governorate.
  • 9/11/2020 Eng. Tarek E Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the webinar entitled "Future of Egyptian Oil and Gas .. Challenges and Opportunities", which was held within the activities of "Egypt Week", organized by the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) and the British Chamber of Commerce in Cairo.
  • 10/11/2020 Egypt participated in Abu Dhabi International Exhibition and Conference "ADIPEC 2020", which was held virtually this year, due to COVID-19 Pandemic circumstances. Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, represented Egypt participating as a keynote speaker at the virtual Ministerial Session of the Conference.
  • 19/11/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, announced the results of the 1st Bid Round for Gold Exploration, launched last March, which attracted 23 companies that bought available data packs, with an unprecedented investment interest, despite the challenges of COVID-19, as 17 companies proposed; 11 of which won 82 blocks in the Eastern Desert, i.e 28% of offered blocks, with minimum investment commitment of about $ 60 million in the first stages of exploration.  7 International companies won these blocks; the Australian Centamin Co., the Canadian companies; Barrick Gold Corporation, Lotus Gold Corporation, B2Gold, Red Sea Resources, in addition to two British companies; AKH gold and Nubian Mines and 4 Egyptian companies including; MEDAF, Al-Abadi Mining Co. North Africa Mining and Petroleum Co. (NAMC) and EBDAA for Gold Mining.

The Minister also announced the launch of a second round, including the rest blocks of the 1st bid round; 208 blocks on an area of 38 thousand km in the Eastern Desert for mineral ores explorations.

Moreover, the Conference witnessed El Molla's announcement of a new International bid round for some ores and associated minerals exploration from 19/11/2020 until mid-March 2021, including iron, potash phosphates, copper, white sands, feldspar, lead / zinc, kaolin and Lake Nasser deposits in various blocks over an area covering  16 km².

  • 20/11/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the 39th Ministerial Meeting of the African Petroleum Producers' Organization (APPO) via video conference, in the presence of the African member countries of the organization, to discuss activating African cooperation efforts in the oil and gas domains, as well as practical methods to confront the repercussions of spreading COVID-19 and its effect on the oil and gas industry and  the international markets and its impact on the petroleum industry and  African producing countries.

  • 21/11/2020 President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held a meeting with Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Assistant to the President of the Republic for National and Strategic Projects, Governor of the Central Bank, Ministers of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Finance, Public Business Sector, Trade and Industry, Military Production, and the Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, for  discussing the pillars of the "national strategy for settling vehicles industry that use non-conventional, clean energy resources".

  • 23/11/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Counselor Omar Marwan, Minister of Justice, signed on the sidelines of CAIRO ICT 2020  Conference and Exhibition a cooperation protocol between both ministries regarding the implementation of the electronic litigation system and the automated transactions related to Economic Courts.

  • 28/11/2020 On the 45th National Petroleum Day, Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, inaugurated the National Advanced Transmission & Automation Centre "NATA" after its development, in the presence of some of the former Ministers of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.


  • 1/12/2020 Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated, via video conference, in the activities of the 6th edition of Rome 2020-Mediterranean Dialogues, which was held virtually by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in cooperation with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), entitled "Rethinking the Energy Industry After Covid-19".
  • 2/12/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Dr. Omar Ibrahim, Secretary General of African Petroleum Producers' Organization (APPO), witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Energy Investment Corporation (AEICORP), affiliated to APPO, and hosted by Egypt. After the signing, El Molla expressed his appreciation to the confidence of the organization in Egypt, in light of selecting Egypt to lead the negotiations between both parties, in addition to its participation in preparing a detailed study, in cooperation with 5 other African countries, members of the organization, concerning the oil and gas industry future in Africa, in light of the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 3/12/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, representing Egypt, at the 7th Ministerial EMGF, held virtually from Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, and inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin.  The Forum, organized by the IEF and the IGU, included a virtual Ministerial round table of major producing and consuming countries of gas entitled (Towards Recovery and Shared Prosperity .. Natural Gas Opportunities for a Sustainable World), which discussed opportunities in natural gas industry for achieving sustainability of future supplies, in light of the changes in the international energy markets due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 6/12/2020  the Constituent Assembly of Abu Tartour for Phosphoric Acid Production Co. was held at the Ministry of Petroleum, in the presence of Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Major General Mohamad Al-Zamalout, Governor of New Valley, approving its establishment by Prime Minister decision No. 16 for the year 2020, to become one of the first Companies to work under the free zone system in the New Valley Governorate.
  • 7/12/2020: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, announced the launch of a program for capacity building, in energy efficiency improvement domain, in cooperation with the EU. This came during the opening speech, delivered during the webinar entitled "Energy Efficiency Capacity Building Program". It was held within the activities of the project; "Supporting technical and financial sustainability for renewable energy and energy efficiency", in the presence of Ambassador Christian Berger, head of the EU delegation in Cairo, Dr. Benoit Lebot , the Executive Director of the  International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) of the European Commission and a number of the Petroleum Sector leaders and heads of the petroleum companies.
  • 13/12/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the 105th OAPEC Meeting via video conference, which was held virtually from Kuwait and, chaired by Eng. Abdel Majeed Attar, Algerian Minister of Energy, with the participation of the Ministers of Petroleum and Energy of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Syria and Qatar, as well as  representatives of the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iraq, in addition to H.E Mr. Ali Bin Sabt, Secretary-General of OAPEC.
  • 16/12/2020 The high-level working group of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) held its 8th meeting via video conference, to discuss a number of organizational matters for activating the Forum's activities i.e., reviewing the headquarters agreement status between Egypt and the Forum, according to its establishment agreement. They also discussed the procedures of joining new members and observers to the Forum, in light of the interest of many countries to join, believing in the significance of the Forum, as it is the first intergovernmental organization for cooperation in gas domain in the East Mediterranean region.
  • 17/12/2020 Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Jonathan R. Cohen, U.S Ambassador to Egypt, witnessed, via video conference,  the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarding grants, with an amount of $ 1.4 million, to (Amreya Petroleum Refining Company (APRC) and Suez Oil Processing Company (SOPC) to provide financial and technical support of feasibility studies to modernize both companies' refineries.
  • 31/12/2020 The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced the signing of 12 agreements with major IOCs for oil and gas exploration in the East and West Mediterranean and the Red Sea, with investments of $1.4 billion.

 



2019

1/1/2019: Holding the meeting of the governmental committee formed by the Prime Minister's decision to transform Egypt into a regional energy hub.

3/1/2019: Signing two financing contracts worth LE 20 million to convert 4000 new vehicles to work with natural gas.

13/1/2019: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources holds a meeting with the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, during her visit to Egypt.

13/1/2019: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources meets with the Cypriot, Greek, Israeli, Italian, Jordanian and Palestinian Energy Ministers in Cairo, to discuss the establishment of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), with the aim of establishing an international organization, that respects the rights of members regarding their natural resources, to be headquartered in Cairo.

16/1/2019: The President meets with the CEO of Eni, in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, within the framework of the periodic follow-up of the progress achieved by the company in Egypt, the Prime Minister also met with the CEO of Eni in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

20/1/2019: The Egyptian Petroleum Association organized a seminar entitled “The Petroleum Sector ... Strategy and Achievements" in the presence of a large number of the Petroleum Sector's leaderships and members of the Association and MPs.

22/1/2019: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources chaired the meeting of the Higher Committee for refining projects at Assiut Petroleum Refining Company.

2/2/2019: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources followed up the work progress in the Egyptian refining project in Mostorod area.

5/2/2019: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced the launch of Egypt International Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019) in its 3rd edition from 11-13 February in Cairo, under the auspices and presence of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, entitled "North Africa and the Mediterranean: Delivering the Energy Needs of Tomorrow".

10/2/2019: Signing a contract with the National Bank of Egypt and National Bank of Kuwait to act as the financial advisor for the gas oil hydrocracking project of Assiut National Petroleum Manufacturing Company (ANOPEC).

11-13 /2/2019: The Prime Minister inaugurates the third edition of EGYPS 2019 Conference, on behalf of the President.

12/2/2019:  Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, announced the results of EGPC and EGAS 2018 Bid Round.

12/2/2019: Signing of several memorandums of understanding and cooperation, on the sidelines of EGYPS 2019 Conference, in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

13/2/2019: On the sidelines of EGYPS 2019, a strategic cooperation agreement was signed between the Arab Petroleum Pipelines Company (Sumed) and Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company. Kuwait Energy team won HSE first prize, during the Conference.

20/2/2019: Signing of a cooperation protocol in the domain of training, education and scientific rehabilitation and the preparation of cadres between Manar Misr Petroleum Training Center of the Petroleum Sector and the Arab Academy for Administrative, Financial and Banking Sciences.

26/2/2019: Opening of the 22nd International Conference of Petroleum, Mineral Resources and Development under the slogan "Egypt-Africa... Together for Development" organized by the Petroleum Research Institute, in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Secretary General of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) and the Ambassador of the Republic of Chad in Cairo, in addition to the Director of the Petroleum Research Institute and Chairman of the Conference.

26/2/2019 : Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources meets with the first group of young workers in the Petroleum Sector enrolled in the program of qualifying young and middle leadership cadres .

4/3/2019: Signing a cooperation protocol between Enppi and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in the domains of training, scientific research, post graduate studies along with consulting, and another in the same scopes between Petrojet and the Academy.

11-16/3/2019: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources at the head of an Egyptian delegation in the activities of CERAWeek forum for Energy in the United States of America. Many significant talks and meetings were held with the US Secretary of Energy and Assistant Secretary of State and a number of heads of major international companies.

24/3/2019: Cairo witnessed a tripartite summit «Egyptian - Jordanian - Iraqi», which included the Egyptian President, Jordanian King, and Iraqi Prime Minister, to discuss ways of cooperation, coordination and integration between the three countries.

26/3/2019: Development of human resources capabilities in the Mineral Resources Sector within the framework of the project currently being implemented on two phases in cooperation with the Mineral Resources Authority, Enppi and a specialized international consultant.

31/3/2019: Decision of the Technical Committee of gasoline pricing, “not to change the price of gasoline (95) in the local market during the second quarter of 2019”.

2/4/2019: Signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Petroleum and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group, concerning contribution to financing infrastructure projects for the Oil and Gas Sector.

4-7/4/2019: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources visits Jordan, to review the work progress status of the joint projects and strategies between both countries, in addition to the inauguration of the main compressors station project for the natural gas pipeline at Aqaba in Jordan. He signed a long-term contract between Jordanian Egyptian Fajr Company and Technical Company for Gas Pipeline Services (TGS), for natural gas pipelines operation and maintenance services and its facilities in Jordan. He participated in the World Economic Forum “Davos-Dead Sea” in Amman.

18/4/2019: Signing a cooperation protocol between the National Organization for Military Production and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) concerning producing prepaid and smart gas counters, at the head office of the Ministry of Military Production.

18/4/2019: Signing the natural gas network implementation protocol in the New Cairo Capital City, between Cairo Gas Company and the administrative capital for urban development company, with an investment cost of LE 31.5 million for delivering natural gas to the institutions buildings in the governmental district.

20/4/2019: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi meets with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly & Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, in the presence of Eng. Sherif Ismail, the President Assistant, to discuss the aspects of the Ministry’s plans in refining and petrochemicals domains.

21/4/2019: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, votes in the referendum on the constitutional amendments in Maspero election commission.

23/4/2019: A visit to the refining projects of Assiut Oil Refining Company (ASORC).

1/5/2019: Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, the Prime Minister, headed a high-level Egyptian delegation including Ministers of Petroleum, Electricity and Energy, as well as Investment and International Cooperation, Communications and Information Technology, in addition to manpower, to participate in the Arab Economic Forum held in Beirut on 2nd and 3rd May.

11/5/2019: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held a meeting with the Prime Minister, the Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt and the Ministers of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Petroleum, Justice and Supply to follow up providing major commodities during Ramadan and the latest developments in the economic zone.

20/5/2019: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received the Chairman and CEO of Noble Energy in the presence of Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. They discussed the development of the company’s activities.

11/6/2019: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated as a keynote speaker at the International Conference, about Natural Gas Role at the Mediterranean Region. The conference was organized by the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l'Energie (OME), was cooperation with the EU, and was held in the French capital during the period 11 -13 June.

15/6/2019: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated at the annual International Forum in Lebanon Maison Du Futur "MDF" under the slogan “Middle East Energy and Geopolitics Forum".

18/6/2019: Launching the Ministry of Petroleum initiative for blood donation in the companies and fields from 18-27 June.

23/6/2019: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held a meeting attended by Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister and Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. They followed-up the projects in the Petroleum Sector and the plan of gas delivery to residential units.

5/7/2019: The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced that the Council of Ministers approved the increase of the petroleum products prices at 9:00 am on Friday 05/07/2019.

7/7/2019: Talks on the amendment of some articles of the Mineral Resources law, in the Parliament under the chairmanship of Dr. Ali Abdel Aal.

9/7/2019:  Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, received Ms. Maria Hanssen, COO and Deputy CEO at Wintershall Dea, and Mr. Paul Smith, CFO of the company and Member of the Board of Directors for Financial Affairs.

14/7/2019: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, received Mr. Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President & Head of International Affairs at U.S. Chamber of Commerce, heading a delegation of the Chamber members.

25/7/2019:  Holding The Second Ministerial Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) headed by Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

25/7/2019:  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Mr. Rick Perry, US Secretary of Energy, along with the Ministers and Heads of Delegations on the sideline of the Second Ministerial Meeting of the EMGF, with the presence of Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

25/7/2019: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mr. Rick Perry, U.S Secretary of Energy, for bilateral cooperation in the energy sector by bolstering and strengthening collaboration among the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MoP), the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MERE) and the Departments of Energy of the United States (DOE) in various energy domains.

25/7/2019: Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, visited the project of improving the two Naptha units by the catalyst at ANRPC Company, with a cost of about $ 219 million.

8/9/2019: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Energy, and Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance. They discussed the strategic plans of the Ministry of Petroleum.

9 - 12/9/2019: Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated at the opening of the 24th World Energy Congress, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its capital, Abu Dhabi.
23-24/9/2019 :Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the Sustainable Development Impact Summit held in New York

3/10/2019: The Committee of Automatic Pricing of Petroleum Products, which reviews and determines prices of some petroleum products on a quarterly basis, decided in its last meeting held after the end of last September, to reduce the selling price of the three types of gasoline products in the local market by 0.25 L.E per liter.
8/10/2019: The 7th tripartite summit between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, headed by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, in the presence of the President of Cyprus and the Prime Minister of Japan.
15/10/2019 : The inauguration of the 10th edition of the Mediterranean Offshore Conference (MOC) at the Library of Alexandria, with the presence of the Governor of Alexandria, and heads of international petroleum companies.
5/11/2019: President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi witnessed, through the video conference, the inauguration of the offshore terminal of SUMED Company. Eng. Mohamed Abdelhafez, SUMED Chairman and Managing Director, reviewed the company’s efforts of supporting the petroleum domain, as well as transporting and providing energy for industrial complexes and the local market. He also reviewed the first phase of the offshore terminal of SUMED Company.
19/11/2019: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, witnessed the signing of the contract amendment for diesel and LPG categories at the liquid bulk terminal, of Sonker bunkering Company in Ain Sukhna Port. Eng. Abed Ezz El Regal, EGPC Chairman and Ossama Al Sharif, Managing Director of Sonker, signed the contact in the presence of the Administrative Control Authority representatives.
23/11/2019: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, inaugurated the 10th international conference of chemical engineering, in the presence of a group of experts from various research, scientific and industrial sectors, to discuss the latest technologies, applications, engineering and scientific developments in the domains of oil, gas, petrochemicals, renewable energies, transformational and environment industries, as well as water.
25/11/2019: President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, received Claudio Descalzi, CEO of the Italian company Eni, in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum, in the framework of periodic following up of the work developments in oil and gas production projects in Egypt, especially the workflow and production in Zohr natural gas field. The Italian company asserted that Egypt represents one of the most significant markets for the company’s work worldwide and it is looking forward to continue expanding its investment activities in Egypt.
29/11/2019:Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources’ speech, delivered on behalf of the president, in the 5th Summit of Heads of States and Governments, members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) hosted in Malabo, Capital of Equatorial Guinea.
3/12/2019  : Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, delivered graduation certificates, to qualify 20 young employees of the middle management in the Petroleum Sector, trained by Halliburton Company, within the Human Resources Development Program in the Petroleum Sector’s Modernization Project.
04/12/2019: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, as well as Minister of Supply and Internal Trading, witnessed the signing of the executive agreement for financing import of the petroleum products and Supply Commodities for the year 2020, with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), about $1.1 billion.
7/12/2019:Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the 5th edition of the annual "Mediterranean Dialogues" Conference, organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies) during 5-7 December in Rome.
19/12/2019: A new petroleum discovery ASH-2 in Abu Sannan concession in the Western Desert was achieved, after completing drilling a successful exploration well by Borg El-Arab Petroleum Company, with a production rate of 7,000 b/d of crude oil and 10 (mcf/d) of natural gas.
21/12/2019: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, set a meeting with the Prime Minister and the Ministers of Petroleum, Electricity and Finance.
22/12/2019: Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated in the 103rd Ministerial meeting of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), held in Kuwait.
22/12/2019: Renewing confidence in Eng. Tarek El Molla as Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources at the new government.

 

 


2018

January 2018

• 2/1/2018: Graduation ceremony of 41 geologists from the first science faculties in the Egyptian universities in geology and geophysics departments within the "Hope" program, supervised by the Egyptian Geophysical Association to train and qualify young graduates.
• 31/1/2018: Signing contracts for the sale and supply of urea to the Suez project for methanol derivatives as well as the supply of commercial propane and electricity for the new polypropylene production project for Sidpec

February 2018

• 4/2/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announces the launch of the second session of the International Egyptian Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (EGYPS 2018) under the patronage of HE Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi during the period from 12-14 February 2018.
• 6/2/2018: AMOC won the award of the best 100 companies listed in the stock exchange, nationwide for the second year, in a row.
• 8/2/2018: Launching of the new (AMEEN) unit at Sidpec to contribute to the ethylene plant de- bottlenecks and plant restart up at maximum capacity, with an investment cost of $ 27 million.
• 12/2/2018: The President of the Republic inaugurates The second edition of Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2018).
 
• 12/2/2018: Announcement of the new 95 gasoline product, which was developed to keep up with the successive developments of modern motor vehicles after ensuring that it conforms to the petroleum products Egyptian specifications and codes and tested in the specialized refineries of the EGPC.
• 13/2/2018: Signing a cooperation agreement between the Ministry and Baker Hughes International Company to launch the project of the Egyptian Electronic - Portal for marketing petroleum areas for exploration.
• 13/2/2018: Badr El Din Petroleum Company (BAPETCO) signs an agreement with Shell, within the framework of the initiative to modernize the performance of oil companies.
• 13/2/2018: Signing two agreements between the Ministry of Petroleum and Schlumberger International Company; to start the regional seismic survey in the Gulf of Suez region and launching the project of Egypt e- Portal Gate for the marketing of petroleum areas for exploration.
• 14/2/2018: Issuance of the Implementing Regulatory of the Gas Law to regulate the activities of the gas market No. 196 of 2017.
• 15/2/2018: Concluding an Agreement to resolve the existing disputes among EGPC, EGAS and the Group of TAQA Gas in relation to the dispute between them regarding some of the terms' interpretation in the application of the agreements concluded between them in this regard.

21/2/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources participation in the activities of the International Petroleum Week, February 20-23 in London.

• 27/2/2018: Holding the first meeting of the Gas Regulatory Authority for Gas Market Activities, chaired by the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.


March 2018

• 7/3/2018: The President of the Republic receives Italy's President Eni, in the presence of the Prime Minister, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the Acting Chief of the General Intelligence, and a number of the company's officials to follow up the progress made by the company in Egypt.
• 8/3/2018: The Minister of Petroleum's meeting with Riccardo Puliti, Chief Executive of the Energy Department at the World Bank.
• 10/3/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources visited the work location of the Geophysical Data Compilation Project in the Egyptian Red Sea Economic Water, which is implemented by the consortium of WesternGeco, Schlumberger and TGS, with investments of about $750 million.
• 11/3/2018: Gastec signs the first phase of "Towards Natural Gas" initiative to finance the conversion of cars to work with natural gas.
• 11/3/2018:  The Italian company Eni announces the sale of 10% of its stake in the concession area "Shorouk", to Mubadala Petroleum Company, which is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company.
• 12/3/2018: The Establishment of Lotus Oil Company equally between Tharwa Petroleum Company and EGPC.
• 14/3/2018: Activating the initiative, launched by the President to provide a social insurance cover for Egyptian workers through the certificate of "safety of the Egyptians" and the announcement of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources on the purchase of 600 thousand certificates as a first stage, worth 300 LE million to insure the workers in the Petroleum Sector.
• 22/3/2018: Signing a contract for the implementation of the first phase of the draft strategy for the development of the Mining Sector between ENPPI, which is responsible for the consultancy work of the project and Wood McKenzie, the International Company.
• 24/3/2018: Signing a protocol of cooperation between the Co-operation Petroleum Company and Kafr El-Sheikh to establish 7 new stations for service and supply cars with fuel as a first phase.
• 25/3/2018: Announcement of the construction starts up of the new Methanol Derivatives Project and establishing the offshore terminal for the export of urea and liquid ammonia, in Damietta port.


April 2018

• 11-13 / 4/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources participation in the activities of the 16th Ministerial Meeting of the World Energy Forum in the Indian capital, New Delhi.
• 16/4/2018: Inauguration of the 9th Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition "MOC 2018" under the theme "Unlocking the Potential of the Mediterranean Sea - the Second Step".
• 17/4/2018: Three agreements were signed on the sidelines of the MOC 2018 conference, the first between EGAS and South Valley Egyptian Holding Company and the Japanese Co., Toyota Tsusho & the second and third between the Ministry of Petroleum, Halliburton International and the French CGG.
• 20/4/2018: The annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Gas Union in Cairo, chaired by the President of the Union, organized by the Egyptian Gas Association, member of the International Gas Union, where the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources delivered a speech on the latest developments in the Egyptian oil and gas industry.
• 23/4/2018: Holding a press Conference on the details of the joint project funded by the European Union, the French Development Agency and the World Bank to contribute to transferring natural gas to residents in the neediest areas in collaboration with EGAS under the slogan "Towards Clean Energy for all Egyptians."
24/4/2018: Inauguration of the Sustainable Energy Business Forum between Egypt and the European Union in the presence of the European Commissioner for Energy and Climate and the Heads of International Oil Companies Operating in Egypt.



May 2018

• 3/5/2018: The Italian company Eni announced the achievement the oil discovery of Meliha Southwest in the basin of Faghour, about 103 km north Siwa Oasis in the Western Desert.
• 14/5/2018: BP Egypt Celebrates the initiative of sponsoring Egypt's champions in the Paralympics at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, in which BP announced its sponsorship and support for three Egyptian champions in swimming, athletics and volleyball classes.
• 14-15 / 5/2018: The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources held a workshop for modernization and development of the mining sector under the chairmanship of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to review the current situation of the mining sector and the strategic vision.
• 19/5/2018: Putting the development well Nidoco north-west 7 in the field of Nooros in Abu Madi area in the Nile Delta, on the production map, with a production rate of about 180 million cubic feet gas and 1500 barrels of condensates per day.
• 21/5/2018: Launching 2 International bids for 2018 for Oil & Gas exploration and exploration for both the EGPC and EGAS, in 27 Blocks covering most of the Republic's basins.
• 22/5/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources meeting with the Head of the Natural Resources Sector of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to discuss various areas of cooperation between the petroleum sector and the European Bank in various oil and gas activities.
• 28/5/2018:  Holding a ceremony for honoring cadres of the Petroleum Sector graduates of Building and Qualifying Young Leaders Program in the administrative system of the state.
• 29/5/2018: Holding a joint talks between the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the British Minister of Investment to discuss ways to support and increase joint investments between the two countries in the field of oil and gas.



June 2018

3/6/2018: The Minister of Petroleum receives a delegation from Apache International Company to discuss the work programs in its concession areas in the Western Desert.

7/6/2018: Signing a contract for the implementation of Midor Refinery expansion project, with the Italian Company Technip to maximize the production of the middle petroleum products.

14/6/2018: Signing the license contract for the construction of the new propylene plant in the Sidpec complex in Alexandria, which comes within the project of increasing the production capacity of the complex, to produce 500 thousand tons of propylene and 450 thousand tons of polypropylene, with investments of about $1.2 billion.

15/6/2018: Meeting with the team of the 5th program of the modernization project in the Petroleum Sector to improve the performance of production activities.

 16/6/2018: Announcement of the Ministry of Petroleum Decision of the Council of Ministers to increase the prices of petroleum products as of 9 am on Saturday, 16/6/2018.

19/6/2018: Signing an agreement with Italian companies ENI, the Emirati Company Mubadala Petroleum and EGAS The final agreement for the purchase of the UAE company 10% of Eni's stake in the offshore concession of Shorouk, in the Mediterranean Sea.

21/6/2018: The President receives, the CEO of the Italian company ENI, in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, as part of the continuous follow-up of the progress achieved by the company in its work in Egypt.

22/6/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources represented Egypt as an observer at the 4th joint ministerial meeting of OPEC member countries and non-OPEC producing countries in the Austrian capital Vienna as part of the 174th Ordinary Ministerial Meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC.

24/6/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources participation in the activities of the World Gas Conference (WGC 2018) at its 27th session, held in Washington DC, at the invitation of the President of the International Gas Union.

27/6/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources participation in the activities of the World Gas Conference held in Washington, DC, June 25-29.

28/6/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources on the sidelines of his visit to Washington to participate in the World Gas Conference in Washington.

30/6/2018: Meeting of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources with Mr. Louis Taylor, CEO of the UK Export Finance Corporation, to discuss ways to enhance investment relations between Egypt and the United Kingdom.



July 2018

2/7/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources meeting with the Executive Director of the World Bank to discuss cooperation between Egypt and the World Bank.

4/7/2018: Holding the 3RD Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Gas Regulatory Authority, where they approved the activation of the Authority's functions during the coming period, in addition to approving the organizational structure of the Authority, financial regulations, procurement and business according to Law 196 of 2017, And the regulatory role of the gas market in Egypt.

5/7/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' announcement of the foreign partners' arrears decline to reach an unprecedented number of $ 1.2 billion by the end of the fiscal year in June 2018.

9/7/2018: The Petroleum Sector in launches the natural gas transfer campaign, for the first time, in 6 new cities and regions in the governorates of the Republic, within the framework of the national project of transferring natural gas to the various regions in the governorates of Egypt. (10th of Ramadan Social Residents and the cities of Belqas, Sherbin, Dakahlia, Al-Jarida village in Kafr El-Sheikh and Mashtoul El Souk city in Sharkia governorate).

9/7/2018:  Holding the Symposium of the British - Egyptian- Business Association (BEBA) under the chairmanship of Eng. Khaled Naseer under the title: "Development and Modernization of the Oil and Gas sector in Egypt ... Tangible Outcome" in the presence of the British Ambassador in Cairo and members of the Assembly and a group of experts and interested in the oil industry.

10/7/2018: The Minister of Petroleum receives the Executive Chairman of Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

  16/7/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources receives the CEO of Digital Solutions for Baker Hughes General Electric and his delegation, where they discussed ways of cooperation between the Petroleum Sector and the Company to activate the agreement to launch the project of Egypt's electronic portal for the marketing of petroleum areas and exploration through an International information network.

16-17 / 7/2018: Announcing the completion of the new development well "Nidoco South-West-3" and putting it on the production map of Nooros natural gas field in the Nile Delta, with production rates of about 180 million cubic feet per day and 1500 condensate per day.

18/7/2018: The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources launched its first channel on the social networking site (YouTube), titled "Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources - the official channel".

• 19/7/2018: Signing an MoU between Misr Petroleum Co., and the Malaysian Company, Petronas for the production and marketing special oils through the exploitation of excess production capacity at the oil mixing complex, owned by Misr Petroleum Company.
• 21/7/2018: The Prime Minister's decision to increase the prices of natural gas for residents and commercial activity equivalent to domestic use according to specific segments.



August 2018

 • 3/8/2018: Starting production from the first two wells in Phase 9 in mid-October 2018. Production is planned from the first two wells of phase 9b project in the West Delta region to the deep waters of the Mediterranean Sea during the first half of October 2018.
• 9/8/2018: Holding an extended session of discussions with the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan, on her first visit to Egypt, including discussing the executive position of the joint projects and the strategies that have been developed to ensure the provision and diversification of energy resources, particularly, natural gas between the two countries.
• 11/8/2018: Starting the experimental operation of the largest and most modern natural gas samples laboratory in Egypt, located in Zohr field to carry out all the gas and water analyzes, condensates and sulfur produced from the field.
• 27/8/2018: BP Egypt celebrates the occasion of granting a number of talented Egyptian researchers with full scholarships to complete their post graduate studies in the United Kingdom to 100 researchers.
• 27/8/2018: The President and his Vietnamese counterpart witnessed the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding for joint cooperation in various fields. A memorandum of understanding was signed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of oil, gas, petrochemicals and technology transfer.
• 28/8/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources received the Italian Ambassador to Cairo, where he reviewed the arrangements for the upcoming meeting with the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development to discuss ways to support and increase joint cooperation between the two countries in the fields of petroleum and natural gas.
• 29/8/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources held a meeting with the President of Schlumberger Co. for the North Middle East and the Executive Director of the company in Egypt and Eastern Mediterranean, to discuss joint projects between the two sides in the Red Sea and Gulf of Suez.


September 2018

• 2/9/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources met with the members of the Executive Council of the General Union of Petroleum Sector Workers.
• 7/9/2018:  The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, witnessed the inking of an executive agreement between the Islamic International Trade Finance Corporation, a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group and EGPC, to support the provision of petroleum products.
• 16/9/2018: An agreement was signed between GasTech and Italy's ENI to establish integrated service stations for the fuel the cars with natural gas and liquid fuel.
• 16/9/2018: The President met with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to discuss production developments in Zohr gas field and the developments of the implementation plans for the restructuring and modernizing the Petroleum Sector and the latest progress in the implementation of refining and petrochemical projects.
• 19/9/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the Minister of Energy, Industry, Tourism and Trade of the Republic of Cyprus, signed the joint governmental agreement between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Cyprus for the construction of a direct offshore pipeline to transfer natural gas from Cyprus- Aphrodite field- to the liquefaction facilities in Egypt & re-export to different markets.
• 22/9/2018: A memorandum of understanding was signed between Alexandria Company for Petroleum Additives (ACPA) and the American Company Amelia to study the establishment of a partnership between the two sides in new projects for the production and marketing of oils.
• 23/9/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources met with the British Ambassador to Cairo, Jeffrey Adams, and the British Trade Representative at the British Embassy in Cairo, signed a cooperation agreement between ENPPI and the British Company, Wood, one of the world's leading companies specialized in the oil and gas deep water fields' engineering and production.
• 24/9/2018: Holding the regular meeting of the High Joint Committee of the West Nile Delta Gas Project to follow up the implementation of the second phase of the development and production of gas from the fields of North Alexandria and West Delta deep marine to accelerate the start of the first gas production from this stage in December 2018.
• 26/9/2018: EGPC and the UAE Co., ENOC signed a commercial agreement to enter into jet fuel operations in Egypt.
• 26/9/2018: Launching the first natural gas flare for the first housing unit in Al-Ayat city, Giza Governorate after pumping the gas production for the first time in the city within the framework of the national project to transfer natural gas to different regions in the Governorates of the Republic.
• 27/9/2018: EGPC and ENOC, UAE signed a commercial agreement to start fuel supply activity in Egypt in the framework of strengthening the close cooperation between Egypt and the UAE in vital activity and strategic partnership in the field of aviation fuel marketing.
• 29/9/2018: Inspection of the experimental operation of the 92 and 95 high octane gasoline production project in Alexandria National Company for Refining and Petrochemicals.
• 29/9/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announces that Egypt has stopped LNG imports, and Egypt officially entered the stage of self-sufficiency of gas after receiving the last shipment of LNG in the second half of September 2018.



October 2018

1- 4/10/2018: The 11th Arab Energy Conference was held in Morocco under the slogan "Energy and Arab Cooperation", with the participation of the Ministers of Petroleum and Energy in the Arab States.

2/10/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources participated as a keynote speaker at the 11th Ministerial Meeting of the 11th Arab Energy Conference held in Morocco, under the slogan "Transformations in the Oil and Natural Gas Markets and their Implications on Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries ".

3/10/2018: The invitation of the Minister of Energy, Minerals and Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of Morocco, to participate in the Arab Conference on Mining in Cairo during November, on the sidelines of the Arab Energy Conference held in Morocco.

5/10/2018: Enppi signed on behalf of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) with CI Capital – Jefferies Bank - Emirates Bank of Dubai, after sale support of about 24% of EGPC shares in the capital of Enppi in the Egyptian Stock Exchange and the Egyptian Pound.

9/10/2018: Holding the first Constituent Assembly of the Egyptian Company for Phosphate marketing and Phosphate Fertilizers.

10/10/2018: Signing the contract for the early implementation of the project of the hydro-fracture complex of fuel oil. One of the most important projects for the development of Assiut refinery in Upper Egypt between Assuit National Oil & Petrochemicals Co (ANOPEC), Technip Italian company and Ennpi.

11/10/2018: Signing of construction license of a new polypropylene plant between Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Company (SIDPEC) and Gres American Company within the project of increasing production capacity at SIDPEC complex in Alexandria, estimated at about 1.2 billion dollars. The expansions aim to produce 500 thousand tons of Propylene and 450,000 tons of polypropylene.

13/10/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Governor of Cairo inspected the works of the national project for natural gas delivery to residents in Helwan Gardens and visit to El Tebeen area owned by the Petroleum Pipeline Company, which is the link between North Egypt, Cairo, Suez and Upper Egypt.

15/10/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, met with the CEO of BP Co. for exploration and production, Regional President of BP North Africa, and the accompanying delegation to review the operational status of the second phase of the development project in the fields of Northern Alexandria and the Western Mediterranean to produce gas from the Mediterranean Sea deep water.

16/10/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources signed a memorandum of understanding for the financing of the production of methanol derivatives project of about $ 35-40 million between Suez Company for Methanol Derivatives and the Arab Petroleum Investment Company (APICORP) during the coming period.

17/10/2018: The Minister of Petroleum held talks with a delegation from Kuwait Energy Company including the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of Kuwait Energy Company of Egypt and a delegation from United Energy Group of China headed by the Group Chief Executive officer where they reviewed the Chinese group's activities in the domain of exploration and production in Asia.

21/10/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the Jordanian capital Amman to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of training and exchange of experiences in the domain of natural gas industry.

23/10/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources delivered a speech during the symposium organized by the Egyptian-Canadian Business Council and the Egyptian Business Council for International Cooperation entitled "Egypt on the map of the world oil and gas "

25/10/2018:  Holding an extended meeting for Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources with the largest American companies' investment mission, organized by the American Chamber of Commerce under the slogan "Egypt and the United States. …. a Common Future ".

29/10/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources represented the President at the Third Euro-Arab Summit under the theme "Partnership Horizons" in the Greek capital of Athens.

30/10/2018: Signing the final agreement for the financing contract of Midor refinery expansion project to increase its refining capacity by 60% between Midor co. and the heads of the alliance of Credit Agricole, BNP Paribas French banks, CDP of Italy, National Bank of Egypt and National Bank of Abu Dhabi, financial advisors of the project which is worth US 1.2 billion of the total cost of the expansions project, of about US 3.2 billion.

31/10/2018: Holding a workshop on the development and modernization program of the mining sector, in cooperation with a specialized international consultant, to discuss what was accomplished in developing a roadmap for the development of the mining sector, within the framework of the Ministry's plan to develop and exploit the mineral resources and increase the attractiveness of mining activity for domestic and foreign investments.

 


November 2018

6/11/2018: Speech by Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources at the 6th Arab-Chinese Conference. 

7/11/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, held talks with President of Exxon Mobil Company and, President of Exxon Mobil Egypt, to review the investment opportunities available in the oil and gas sector, in the framework of the Ministry's strategy aiming at opening new business domains ahead of investment that achieves value- added to the Egyptian economy.

 

12-15 /11/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, participated as a keynote speaker at the 21st Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition "ADIPEC 2018" under the theme "Formulating the future of the oil and gas industry".

 

18/11/2018: The 15th Arab International Conference of Mineral Resources and the accompanying exhibition under the patronage of the President, which was hosted in Cairo during the period 26-28 November, with the participation of ministers of petroleum and mineral resources in the Arab countries under the slogan of "Mining investment and economic development in the Arab world.

19/11/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in the presence of the Governor of the Red Sea, inaugurated the Red Sea Oil and Gas Exploration Workshop organized by South Valley Egyptian Petroleum Holding Company (Ganope) in partnership with the Geophysics Exploration Association and Schlumberger International company.

19/11/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources received the US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Affairs.

 

23/11/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources participated in the discussion session "Achieving Common Prosperity: Supporting Future Energy" at the Mediterranean Dialogue Forum in Rome.

25/11/2018: The President inaugurated the 15th Arab International Conference of Mineral Resources and the accompanying exhibition held in Cairo over three days related to the patronage of the President and chaired by the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources under the slogan "Mining Investment and Economic Development in the Arab World ".

27/11/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources chaired the current session of the 15th Arab International Conference of Mineral Resources, hosted by Egypt, the seventh meeting of the Arab ministers concerned with mineral resources affairs, in the presence of the ministers of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and Somalia, heads of delegations, and the Secretary General of the Arab Organization for Development and Mining.

27/11/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources participated in the strategic session of the mining sector in Egypt during the second day of the 15th session of the Arab International Conference of Mineral Resources.

 
 
December 2018

1/12/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources discussed with the Romanian Ambassador in Cairo and the accompanying delegation of Romanian companies working in the domain of petroleum, the prospects of cooperation in the domain of oil and gas, especially in the manufacture of equipment and advanced technologies used in the petroleum industry.

2/12/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources witnessed the signing of a contract for the implementation of the largest and the first central cooling unit in the province system between the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Capital Administrative Company for Urban Development and the Chairman of the Egyptian Company for Refrigeration by Natural Gas "Gas Cool ", in the presence of the General Director of the Capital Administrative Company.

2/12/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources inaugurated the proceedings of the second Conference of excellence in exploration under the auspices of the program of development and modernization of the Egyptian petroleum sector, organized by Egypt Oil & Gas, and in the presence of leaders of the petroleum sector and heads of international companies operating in Egypt.

 

4/12/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources visited Giza and Fayoum fields as part of the second phase of the development project of North Alexandria and West Mediterranean fields for the production of natural gas from deep water in the Mediterranean Sea.

 

10/12/2018: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources delivered a speech at the opening session of the 2nd Al-Ahram Conference on Energy entitled "The Future of Energy and Sustainable Development (Egypt 2030 Vision)".

10/12/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources delivered a speech during the first session of the 2nd Al-Ahram Conference on Energy on the role of the Ministries of Petroleum and Electricity in achieving Egypt's Vision for Sustainable Development 2030.

 

16/12/2018: Meeting of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources with the members of the Egyptian-American Subcommittee for Exploration and Minerals Development of the American Chamber of Commerce.

19/12/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources accompanied by the Governor of Aswan visited a number of oil and gas projects, where natural gas was launched in the first residential unit in the new Sadaka City, within the framework of the national project to deliver natural gas to residential units.

23/12/2018: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources heads Egypt's delegation participating in the 101st Ministerial Conference of the Council of Ministers of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC).

 

2017

January 2017

• On 5th January 2017: The President's meeting with the CEO of Italian Company Eni to discuss the development status of the natural gas field "Zohr" in the Mediterranean Sea.
• On 28th January 2017: The experimental operation of the distillation unit at MIDOR refinery expansion project in Alexandria.

February 2017

• On 7th February 2017: The inauguration of the training workshop for the Petroleum Sector's Modernization Project.
• On 13rd February 2017: Signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Petroleum and Eni as well as BP in the presence of the Prime Minister for BP to purchase 10% of Eni's share in Zohr gas field.
• On 14th -16th February 2017: The President and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources inaugurated, Egypt's Petroleum Show EGYPS 2017 in the presence of the Prime Minister.

March 2017

• On 5th March 2017: Participation of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in the activities of The World's Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention PDAC in Toronto, Canada.
• On 26th  March 2017: BP announces a new discovery of natural gas in the offshore North Damietta concession in the eastern Nile Delta "Katameya shallow -1".
• On 27th  March 2017: The President meeting with the CEOs of the international petroleum companies operating in Egypt (Italian Eni - English BP - Russian Rosneft).
• On 29th, March 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' participation in the 9th Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) held in Ravenna, Italy.

April 2017

• On 2ndApril 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources participated in the 3rd International Energy Conference in Jordan. On the sidelines of the conference, a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation was signed between Egypt and Jordan in the energy domain, in general & natural gas, in particular.
• On 3rd April 2017: Signing the renewal of the commercial contracts for supplying the petroleum products and crude oil, between EGPC and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation for three years.
• On 8th April 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, accompanied by the Governor of Alexandria, inaugurated Al Nahda road in Ameriya in Alexandria after completing its development and raising its efficiency as a contribution from the petroleum companies operating in the region.
• On 20th April 2017: The President's meeting with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to follow up and review the most significant work programs for developing the Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sector.

May 2017

• On 4th May 2017: Prime Minister witnesses the signing of a cooperation agreement to resolve a dispute between Sonker bunkering Company, the Economic Development Authority and Dubai Ports World Corporation, which allows the company to establish a complex for exchanging petroleum products in Ain Sokhna area.
• On 10th May 2017: The President's inauguration of the first phase of the gas production project from West Delta Gas Fields (North of Alexandria / West of the Mediterranean deep marine) via videoconference.
• On 16th May 2017: Nooros field production exceeded 1066 mcf/d for the first time in the history of the Nile Delta region after finishing the drilling and completing the latest development well Nidco (West-4).
• On 17th May 2017: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources headed the Higher Committee meeting, to follow up the progress of implementing the Atoll field development project in the offshore North Damietta concession, affiliated to BP in the east of the Nile Delta in the Mediterranean Sea.
• On 25th May 2017: Cabinet approval on six new oil and gas exploration agreements in the Western Desert with US Apache, US Apex, Shell International and US Merlon.


June 2017

On 7th June 2017: The Petroleum Sector's payment of installments from the arrears of the international petroleum companies operating in Egypt of about $2.2 billion, thus decreasing it to reach about $2.3 billion, which is the lowest dues since 2013.

• On 15th June 2017: Signing a cooperation protocol between the National Organization for Military Production and Petrojet, in the presence of the Ministers of Petroleum and Military Production, aiming at cooperation between both parties in a number of common interest domains including; constructing roads, providing explosives, offering all kinds of consultations, preparing the engineering designs in addition to cooperation in researches and training domains.

On 19th June 2017: Holding the constituent assembly meeting for Al Wadi company for Phosphate Industries and Fertilizers, headed by the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in conjunction with the government's issuance of the new investment law and its executive regulation. 

On 29th June 2017: Issuing the Prime Minister's decision to increase prices of the petroleum products (all kinds of Gasoline, Diesel and LPG as well as Natural Gas) starting from Thursday 29/6/2017.

On June 2017: The announcement of the joint project's tender results for collecting geophysical data in open areas in Ganope's business scope, which was announced in August 2016, as the bid was awarded to both Western Geco-Schlumberger and TGS in the Red Sea Economic Zone.

 July 2017

On 3rd July 2017: The announcement of the results of the International Bid-Round No. (1) for the year 2017 for Exploration and Exploitation of Gold & associated Minerals.

On 6th July 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' visit to the Egyptian complex of Ethylene and its derivatives (Ethydco) in Alexandria. In addition, he inaugurated a new 150MW power plant, to feed the power needs of the project on a permanent basis.
 On 11th July 2017: Shell Company's celebration of the last installment payment of the LNG plant project in Edco loan.

On 19th July 2017: Signing the two new contracts by Ganoub El Wadi Company (Ganope), Schlumberger, and TGS, for implementing two projects for the geophysical data collection on Egypt's Red Sea Economic Zone and on Upper Egypt with total investments of $750 million.

On 24th July 2017: The President's inauguration of The Fourth National Conference for Youth in Alexandria and the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' speech in the Energy Session, Achievements and challenges.

On 29th July 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' unexpected inspection visit to the petroleum port of El Hamra in El Alamein area on the Mediterranean coast to insure the implementation of occupational safety plans as well as the health plans.

 August 2017

On 3rd August 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' inspection visit to follow up the workflow in Zohr field development project.

On 16th August 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' inspection visit to follow up the workflow of Zohr field natural gas development project in Port Said.

On 24th August 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' signing of three agreements, for oil and natural gas exploration in the Western Desert, between (EGPC) and both American companies, Apache Corporation and Merlon International, with minimum value of investments about $79 million, and drilling 17 exploratory wells.

On 27th August 2017: The Egyptian President meeting with Eni's Chief Executive Officer, with the attendance of Egypt's Prime Minister, as well as a number of senior officials of the company to review the implementation process performed by Eni for the development of Zohr field.

On 29th August 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' signing of three new agreements for oil and natural gas exploration in the Western Desert, between (EGPC) and both international oil companies Shell and the American company Apex that is operating and investing in Egypt for the first time.




 September 2017

On 9th September 2017: Signing a contract of the implementation of the integrated subsea services for the second phase of Zohr natural gas field development project in the Mediterranean between Petrobel, operator of the field and Baker Hughes.

On 10th September 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' welcoming of Aramco's Chief Executive Officer for petroleum products trading, one of the main subsidiaries of international Aramco. He took a tour in Egypt to closely identify the projects implemented by the sector infrastructure development domain such as pipelines, warehouses, ports and refineries as the significance axis in Egypt's transformation project into a regional hub for energy exchanging and trading.

On 30th September 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' visit to the storage and trading facilities of petroleum products in Badr, besides inspecting the workflow of the Arabian Oil Pipelines company's (Altube) warehouse in Badr city.

 October 2017

On 4th October 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' Participation in the 19th Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Moscow, under the chairmanship of the Russian Minister of Energy, with the participation of Energy and Petroleum Ministers of Major gas producing and exporting countries, members of the forum. In addition, to Ministers of 7 countries, participating as the forum observers and the Forum's Secretary General.

On 6th October 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' participation in the presidential session, one of the 'Russian Energy Week' events, in which the Russian president participated as the keynote speaker, with the attendance of many energy and petroleum ministers, CEOs of global energy organizations and a huge number of global companies operating in the energy domain.  The council approved the selection of Eng. Tarek El Molla Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources as an alternate president for the forum from 1st of January 2018 till 31st December 2018.

On 9th October 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources signing an agreement with the Italian Eni and Russia's Rosneft Upstream subsidiary company and EGAS, by which the Russian company is a partner in East Bahariya concession area where Zohr field is located in Mediterranean.  Buying 30% stake in Egypt's Zohr natural gas field from Eni in the concession area.

On 10th October 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources witnessed the signing of two memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Egyptian and Jordanian natural gas companies. 

On 15th October 2017: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' visit to Zohr field development project in the Mediterranean, and a meeting to follow up the implementation of both Midor Refinery expansion project and Asyut refinery development project.


November 2017

• 9/11/2017: Signing a cooperation protocol between the Co-operation Company for Petroleum and the Agricultural Engineering Unit at the Ministry of Agriculture to assign the management of the unit's stations to the Co-operation Company for the provision of fuel supply services (7 stations as a first phase).
• 13/11/2017: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources participation in the activities of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (ADIPEC 2017).
• 18/11/2017: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources visit to the location of Zohr field at Port Said to follow up the progress of work and to see the latest developments in the implementation of the final works of the project, as part of the celebration of the 42nd Petroleum National Day.
• 20-24 / 11/2017: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources heads Egypt's delegation to the Ministerial Conference of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Bolivia, with the presence of the Petroleum and Energy Ministers of the 12 member countries to discuss the international gas markets developments the Minister delivered the speech of Egypt on behalf of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi at the 4th Gas Summit of the member states.
• 30/11/2017: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources delivered the speech of Egypt at the ordinary ministerial meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in the Austrian capital of Vienna, in which Egypt participated as an observer.

December 2017

• 2/12/2017: Participation of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in the activities of the Mediterranean Dialogue Conference held in Rome for the 3rd consecutive year as an initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
• 3/12/2017: The Minister of Petroleum's visit to Brussels to meet with the European Commissioner and discuss ways of cooperation and partnership with the European Union in the field of oil and gas.
• 9/12/2017: The presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Chairman of the Ministerial Council of the current session of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) attended the celebration of the golden jubilee of the Organization.
• 10/12/2017: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources heads the 9th Ministerial Conference of the Council of Ministers of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC).
• 12/12/2017: Experimental start-up of the latest warehouse for petroleum products storage, trade and shipment of Misr Petroleum Company, which was established on an area of 120 thousand m2 in Badr city.
• 16/12 2017: Pumping natural gas from the offshore wells of Zohr field to the new onshore station in El Gameel area at Port Said to be treated and pumped into the National Gas Grid, at an initial production rate of 350 million cubic feet of gas per day.
• 18/12/2017: An agreement was signed between the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), the Egyptian Drilling Company (EDC) and the Danish Company (Maersk), under which EGPC will acquire Maersk's 50% stake in the Egyptian Drilling Company.
• 20/12/2017: The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' meeting with the workers in Zohr field, to celebrate the startup of experimental operation of the field with the foreign partners.
• 21/12/2017: starting the procedures for the implementation of the Polybutadiene industrial rubber plant in the complex of The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company, (Ethydco).
• 24/12/2017: Signing a protocol of cooperation between the Co-operation Petroleum Company and the Services Fund for Local Development in the headquarters of Qena Governorate to establish new services stations to supply cars with fuel.
• 25/12/2017: Holding a Symposium on the assessment and selection of oil sector leaderships in the presence of the Ministry of Petroleum's undersecretaries, the heads of companies and Holding companies as well as heads of the sector companies and leaders of the second & third sector oil.
 
 

2016

  • ​February 2016

Minister of Petroleum announces the launch of the International Conference: Egypt Petroleum Show “EGYPS 2017 “

Holding  Egypt’s Downstream Summit in Cairo

  • May 2016

EGPC Announces the 2016 International Bid Round for Oil and  Gas Exploration & Exploitation 

The Minister of Petroleum Participates in the International Jordanian Energy Summit

The President Inaugurates the Expansions of MOPCO complex Fertilizers in Damietta​·     In May 2016: Egypt’s participation in the World Energy Cities Partnership WECP meetings based in Houston, USA with a delegation headed by the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
 The President’s inauguration of the project expansions in Misr Fertilizers Production Company (MOPCO) complex.
 The Minister of Petroleum’s first visit to Zohr field location in deep waters in the Mediterranean Sea and the onshore processing plant to follow up the work development.



  • August 2016

Holding the first workshop for the Petroleum Sector’s Modernization Project.
 The President’s inauguration of the largest petrochemical complex in Egypt and the Middle East, the "ETHYDCO Complex".
Signing an Initial Agreement in Principle between the Governments of Cyprus and Egypt for transporting Cypriot gas to Egypt.

  •  September 2016

Egypt’s delegation led by the Minister of Petroleum participates in the 15th Ministerial International Energy Forum in Algeria.


  • October 2016

 The Minister of Petroleum’s first visit to the North Alexandria gas fields development projects in deep water and the onshore processing plant.
The Supreme Council of Energy approval of the Integrated and Sustainable Energy Strategy until 2035.
 Inauguration of the General Conference for the National Anti-Corruption Strategic Executive Plan.
Signing the partnership agreement between the EGPC and Kuwait Energy Company in Siba natural gas field in southeast of Basra in Iraq.

 Signing the Natural Gas Pricing Protocol for Jordanian Industries between the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan and Fajr Jordanian- Egyptian Company for Natural Gas Transferring and Supply. Furthermore, the inauguration of a natural gas measurement station for supplying natural gas to IPP3 power station.

  • November 2016

 Organizing a workshop on Occupational safety, health and environmental protection in oil and gas industry exploration and production activities, to review the techniques and scientific methods of international petroleum companies operating in Egypt.
 Egypt's participation in 14th Arab International Mineral Resources Conference, in Jeddah.
 Celebrating the 41st Petroleum Day in the fields of Qarun and Petro-Shahd.

  • December 2016

 Announcing the 2016 international bid-round results for EGPC.
 Unloading the first shipment of the LPG tanker from the MIDTAP port in Al Dekhela Port with a capacity of 12 thousand tons, which was transferred to PETROGAS’ storage warehouses in Wadi Al-Kamar area in Alexandria.
Cairo hosted the 97th OAPEC Ministerial Conference.
 Holding the High Committee’s first meeting for Transforming Egypt into a Regional Hub for Trading and Exchanging Energy, which was formed according to the Prime Minister’s decision and headed by the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources with membership of a number of Ministries and related authorities’ representatives.

 

2015

  • ​​January 2015
     Signing 17 new agreements to explore for oil and gas in the Western Desert, the Gulf of Suez, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta regions with several International companies
    The Italian Company, Eni announces a new oil & gas discovery, in the Melehia West Deep prospect at the Melehia Development Lease in the Western Desert .
    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) selects Sidi kerir Petrochemicals Company, (SIDPEC) to carry out the rehabilitation of the Egyptian petrochemical companies to obtain (ISO 50001) certification , in the field of energy management systems.
    Signing a new contract of vehicles' conversion to work with natural gas project, with the Social Fund
  • February 2015
    Signing the first contract between Egyptian Gas Holding Company - Egas and the world leading Company Trafigura to supply shipments in the range of 33 shipment of liquefied natural gas to supply the needs of the electricity sector during the years 2015 and 2016.
    Inking a Memoranda of Understanding between Egypt and Kuwait to implement projects in the fields of petrochemicals and fertilizers
    Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the Oil and Gas domain between Egypt and Cyprus
    Holding an expanded meeting with the heads of the public oil and joint venture companies to follow the work progress of various petroleum activities
    Signing a contract for importing 7 shipments of LNG between EGAS & Noble Clean Fuels , starting next April for two years
    Signing a contract for importing 9 shipments of LNG between EGAS & Vitol, Swiss-based Co. for two years starting June 2015.
    The Petroleum Sector offers the new International 2015 bid round for the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), which includes eight blocks in the Mediterranean Sea.
    A decision to establish a new department in (EGAS) to regulate natural gas activities until creating a Gas Regulatory Agency within six months.
    The Minister of Petroleum visits the petroleum projects in Suez
    Ganoub Al Wadi Petroleum Holding Company achieves new oil discovery “Malak" in Upper Egypt, west Esh El Malaha concession area
    The Minister of Petroleum in an inspection tour to follow up work performance at production sites in the Red Sea
  • March 2015​
    ​Signing an Amendment of Two Petroleum Agreements for Developing North Alexandria Gas and West Mediterranean Deep Waters fields between the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and the two companies: the British (BP), and the German RWE Dea.
    BP makes second significant gas discovery, The “Atoll-1” deep-water exploration well in the North Damietta Offshore Concession in the East Nile Delta.
    On the sidelines of the EEDC…
    The Ministry of Petroleum signs a Memorandum of Commencement with British Petroleum (BP) to start new projects operation in Egypt with an estimated investment up to $ 12 billion.
    Signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding company (EGAS) and the Cyprus Hydrocarbons Limited (CHC) to facilitate cooperation between the two countries in the Aphrodite gas field development to take advantage of the gas infrastructure available in Egypt to the benefit of the two countries.
    Eni inks a framework agreement for the development of oil and gas resources in Egypt.
    Signing a partnership agreement between the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation ( EGPC ) and Kuwait Energy Company for oil and gas exploration at the concession area of block 9 in the Basra Governorate, Southern Iraq.
    (EGPC) and (EGAS) sign a Heads of Agreement with BG to continue the development of their joint gas interests in the Nile Delta, offshore Egypt at potential investments of $ 4 billion.
    Signing a contract for importing 35 cargoes of LNG, i.e. 7 shipments per year for 5 years between (EGAS) and the Russian Company Gazprom LNG Trade.
    Egypt, Jordan sign Memorandum of Understanding on oil & gas sector cooperation​
  • ​April 2015 
    A new oil discovery in the Western Desert.
    The Prime Minister inaugurates the phase (9-A) in the West Delta deep water development Project in the Mediterranean Sea.
    Signing two agreements between MIDOR and the global UOP​
  • May 2015 
    Inking the financing contract of phase 18 with the Social Fund for Development to convert 2000 new car to work with natural gas
    The second Annual conference for energy (power and the future of investment in Egyp​t
  • June 2015
    Signing of the French-Egyptian agreement to finance the natural gas delivery to residents
    Issuing the executive regulations of the new Law of Mineral Resources
  • ​July 2015
    Cooperation Protocol between Schlumberger and the oil and gas skills Company to create a new Institute for the training of cadres in the field of oil industry
    New petroleum agreements with Major companies with investments of $ 2.2 billion
    Inking five joint agreements with Italy to start new projects to explore for oil and gas as well as upgrading the Egyptian refineries
    An ambitious plan to deliver gas to 1.2 million housing units per year
    Italy's Eni achieves an important natural gas discovery in the Nile Delta region​
  • August 2015
    Inauguration of the Petroleum Sector Medical Center in Cairo
    Signing a five-year lease agreement for the second Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU,) between the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) Chairman Khaled Abdel Badie and the Norway-based BW Gas
    Holding the Euro – Egyptian Conference on the Natural Gas Market and Regulation reform
    Discovering a supergiant natural gas field offshore Egypt "Shorouk” , the largest ever found in the Egyptian economic zone, in the Mediterranean
  • ​September 2015
    Eng. Tarek El Molla, swears in as the Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources
    Final signing of a partnership agreement between the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation  (EGPC) and Kuwait Energy for oil and gas in Iraq
    The arrival of the second FSRU, to import  LNG  to the port of Ain Sokhna
  • ​October 2015
    The Egyptian Petroleum Exploration and Production in Upper Egypt and Red Sea Seminar 
    Announcement of EGAS bid round results for 2015 to explore for crude oil and natural gas​

  • ​November 2015
    Signing an EU grant agreement to finance gas projects.
    The Minister of Petroleum inaugurates Petrojet and Enppi Partitions in ADIPEC 2015   Exhibition.
    Jordan’s King reception to the Egyptian , Iraqi and Jordanian Oil Ministers.
    Egypt participates in the Economic Forum in Bahrain, organized by          
    APICORP,   on the occasion of Its 40th Anniversary  on  its founding.
    Inauguration of the 7th International conference and exhibition for oil,   gas  and petrochemicals (INTERGAS).​

  • ​​December 2015
    Cairo hosts the 95th  Ministerial Conference of the Ministers' Council  of the     Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)​



2014

  • ​​​​January 2014
    Issuing presidential decree laws of 8 new petroleum agreements to search for oil and gas.
    An inspecting tour to a number of the petroleum projects in Ain Sokhna, Suez.
    Minister of Petroleum’s visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss means of intensifying mutual cooperation in oil and gas fields.
    A cabinet decision to establish an independent entity for the “Golden Triangle” project. It was agreed upon offering the project, to one of the international expertise house to prepare its comprehensive plan.
    Signing 3 petroleum agreements for EGPC and EGAS to search for oil and gas in Sinai, Suez Gulf and the Mediterranean.
    An inspection tour to a number of petrochemical production projects in Alexandria (Sidpec- The Egyptian Company for Ethylene Production). 

  • February 2014
    A visit to a number of oil refineries in Alexandria. 
     Prime Minister visits Saudi Arabia with a petroleum delegation to discuss means of mutual cooperation. 
     Petroleum Minister’s visit to Cyprus to discuss enhancing mutual cooperation between the two countries in oil and gas fields. 
     Signing 3 new agreements for EGAS with the Emirati Company Dana Gas, the Irish company Petroceltic, and the Italian Edison. 
     EGAS announces an appendix to 2013 Bid Round includes adding new land sectors in Nile delta. 
     Inauguration of the Future and Investment Opportunities in New and Renewable Energy Conference. 
     A follow up visit to a number of the natural gas transferring projects in Qena governorate along with laying the foundation stone for Qena’s measuring and pressure’s reduction station. 
     Promotions and transfers movement among the Petroleum’s Sector leaderships. 
     Transfers movement among the Mineral Resources leaders. 
     Visiting petroleum production worksites in Kom ombo, Aswan. 
     Meeting with the natural gas production companies’ chairmen in Egypt. ​
  • March 2014
     Eng. Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, took the oath of office in the new Cabinet headed by Eng. Ibrahim  Mahlab, in front of the interim President at the Ittihadiyah Palace. 
     Trilateral cooperation protocol between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq in petroleum and gas domains. 
     3 new agreements between British and Canadian companies for natural gas exploration. 
     A visit to the Petrochemical and Refining projects in Alexandria. 
     ​Signing two new contracts with the Social Fund for Development (SFD) to transfer vehicles to work with natural gas. ​
  • April 2014 
     The Cabinet approves the use of Coal in the energy mix. 
     Honoring ceremony of 102 petroleum leadership on the occasion of the first program for the Leadership Excellence completion. 
     The construction of a deep water drilling rig. 
     Launching natural gas delivery to the residential units in the cities of Badr , El saf & Ameriya, for the first time. 
  • May 2014 
     Start up of the first natural gas flare in El Haggana area. 
     A visit to Gupco petroleum fields in the Gulf of Suez area. 
     Signing the contract to rent the first floating ship to receive the imported liquefied natural gas 
     A visit to gas production sites in Rashid. 
     The Minister of Petroleum visits Elab Company to follow up its activities. 
     Signing two new agreements to search for oil and gas in the Western Desert and the Gulf of Suez with Apatchi and Dragon oil companies. 
     The Egyptian Initiative for Energy Conservation “Belma32ol” under the auspices of the ministries of Petroleum and Electricity along with the foreign companies. 
     The Minister of Petroleum visits the new gas transfer projects in Banha, Zefta, and Kafr el Zayat. 
     Signing new agreement to search for oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Desert. 
  • June 2014 
    Licensing to Shalateen Mining Company to explore for gold and minerals. 
    Eng. Sherif Ismail. Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, took the oath of office in the new Cabinet headed by Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab, before the President Abdel Fatah el Sisi, for the Third time. ​
  • July 2014
    The cabinet decree no. 1160 of 2014 for modifying fuel prices.
    Inauguration of the African Petroleum Institute at the Oil and Gas Skills company
    A visit to work sites and oil production locations in Tanta and Kafr El Sheikh
    Minister of Petroleum in an inspection tour to natural gas fields in Port said and Beihera
    Minister of Petroleum visits Alexandria refinery
    Prime Minister meets with Bp chairman in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
    Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab meeting with the chairman of the international company Trafigura in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
  • August 2014
    The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in a visit to the petroleum projects in Suez and Ain Sokhna
    An expandable visit to inspect petroleum production sites in the Eastern Desert and Suez Gulf
    A visit to follow up the workflow in the petrochemicals projects in Alexandria
    Setting up the cornerstone for Midor refinery new expansions
    Joint talks between Egypt and Cyprus to discuss means of joint cooperation in oil and gas fields.
    Signing new petroleum agreement between Ganope and the British company Vega Petroleum at East Zeit mountain area in the Gulf of Suez.
    Starting the first natural gas production from the Gas Treatment plant at Dosouq field, in Delta onshore area
    The Minister of Petroleum visits the projects of Badr El-Din and Khalda Companies in the Western Desert .
    The Minister of Petroleum visits Suez Oil Refinery and follows up its upgrade plans.
  • September 2014
    Delivering the Administrative Control Authority’s shield to the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in recognition of his efforts in fighting corruption.
    Start implementation of Suez Canal project.
    Cairo Energy Conference starts its proceeding.
    Signing two new petroleum agreements to explore for oil and gas in West Kanayes and Siwa areas at the Western Desert.
    Presedential Decree approving the framework agreement between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Cyprus, concerning the development of hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs across the halfway line intersection, which was signed on 12/12/2013, in Cairo, with the reservation subject to ratification.
    The Minister of Petroleum visits to some petroleum projects in Alexandria.
    Signing the final agreement of the World Bank loan for the project of delivering gas to houses.
    The Minister of Petroleum meets with the head of Maersk Oil.
    A wide scale meeting with the heads of Petroleum Companies to review oil & gas production.
    Within the framework of maximizing the use of renewable energy, the Ministry of Petroleum implemented 37 new solar energy plants with a capacity of 2 MW.
    Signing a contract for the establishment of a new LPG production unit.
  • ​October 2014
    ​​Prime Minister receives UAE Minister of State to discuss cooperation in energy fields, with the presence of the Petroleum Minister.
    Minister of Petroleum witnesses signing of the loan provided by the Alliance of National Bank.
    Payment of $1.5 billion for foreign partners.
    Completion of two natural gas pipelines Nubariya / Sadat and Edfu with investments of L.E590 million.
    Mr. President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi held a meeting with Eng. Sharif Ismail to follow up work to increase production and petroleum products provision in the markets.
    Lieutenant General Mamish , chief of the Suez Canal Authority , delivers the Suez Canal shield to the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
    The Minister of Petroleum in a tour to visit the Petroleum Products storage facilities in Upper Egypt .
    An inspection tour to the Minister of Petroleum in El Menya , Assuit and Aswan Governorates.
    Signing a New Agreement to explore for Oil & Gas at East Abu Sanan area in the Western Desert.​
  • ​November 2014
    ​For the first time, launching the Natural gas flare to the residents of Kantara East.
    Signing the final contract to receive the first LNG Floating Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU)
    Launching Natural gas for the first time to the residents of East Qantara.
    Signing the final contract for the 1st Floating Storage and Re-gasification (FSRU) Vessel.
    Signing contracts to deliver natural gas to houses in various parts of the governorates over the next two years.
    Signing a joint collaboration agreement between Enppi Center for Research and Metals Development.
    New Solar Energy projects in the Petroleum Sector.
    Enhancing Egyptian - Cypriot joint cooperation in the field of Hydrocarbon.
    Joint Declaration by the Ministers of Energy of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece​
  • ​December 2014
    Positive participation of petroleum sector to "Tahya Misr" (Long Live Egypt) fund.
    Honoring petroleum martyrs and their families at the 39th Petroleum National Day. 
    Eng. Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, inaugurates the Mediterranean Offshore Conference and Exhibition «MOC 2014» in Alexandria.
    Signing of the first contract for the new project to produce unconventional gas in the Western Desert.
    Minister of Petroleum visits the refining and petrochemical projects in Alexandria.
    Minister of Petroleum follows up the progress of gas compressor station project at El Qasr field in the Western Desert.
    Signing a contract to supply 6 shipments of LNG from Algeria to Egypt with the amount of 750 thousand cubic meters, starting next April until September to meet part of the Electricity Sector requirements.
    Petroleum Sector pays a new batch of dues to the foreign partners amounted to $2.1 billion. Thus, total accumulated arrears decreased to $3.1 billion.​


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1999

​In 1999

• In February, the start up sign to operate the strategic warehouse of the petrol products. This is the most important project which shall provide the energy paths for all the projects planned to be set in the South Valley. 
• The new kind of Asphalt was produced with the high quality specifications for the first time in Egypt. 
• The commercial operation of the biggest two stations for electricity generation by the wind energy in Al Za'frana. 
• In May, the gas project over the gulf in Ra's Bakr affiliated to Gabco Company has been opened. 
• In June, the newest plant for the mixture and packaging of the mineral gases for "ASO" Company in the Tenth of Ramadan City. 
• Also, in June, the seminar of computers was held in 2000 and organized by Brtish Gas Company in cooperation with the BB Omoco Company, Shell and the Petroleum Authority to make the procedures ensure the dealing with all the systems inapplicable to the year 2000. 
• October day has been celebrated simultaneously with the eighteen years passed after the taking over President Mubarak to continue the march of progress and achieve the dream for which he has went for long. 
• The twenty fourth petrol day celebration has witnessed the new manner assigned by the Ministry Of Petroleum when it honored the families of martyrs who have been working in the field of petrol in the last year including the six petrol martyrs who were the victims of the destroyed pan. 
• In December, the sixty third conference of "OPEC" was held under the presidency of Eng. Sameh Fahmy, the Minister of Petroleum. Moreover, a conference was held to develop the usages natural gas in the electricity stations, industry and housing in Cairo under the presidency of Eng. Sameh Fahmy and organized by the Energy Organization of the Mediterranean countries in cooperation with Egypt Electricity Authority and the Petroleum Authority. 
Certainly, this account is rich with events as it is previewed briefly narrating the success story which was achieved by the Sector of Petrol for the time exceeding a century.

1998

​In 1998

• In March, the agreement to establish Al Sharqion Petrochemical Company; the first petrochemical compound of the private sector (by and between Egypt, America and Japan).

• Also, the seminar "the challenge of 2000" was held and organized by the Petroleum Authority understanding the possible disorders in computers and Information Systems from 2000 and their influence on the petrol industry in March.

• In April, the first Egyptian - Chinese agreement was executed in the field of oil wells prospect. 

• In May, under the logo of "Energy and Arab Cooperation", the Sixth Arab Energy Conference was held in Syria and joint by Egypt. 

• In July, the first project for the pipe line to transport the LPG Gas Gas over the gulf from Balae'm fields in South Sinai to the main storage warehouses in Ra's Bakr Area, East Suez gulf then to the distributing centers in Quatamia. 

• In October, the fourteenth Petrol Conference was held under the logo of "The New Areas Of Deep Waters And South Egypt" where the three partnership agreements were entered with the global companies to prospect oil and natural gas as well as their production in the land and deep water areas out the Egyptian borders; the Italian Gibb and Edison Company and the Resipol Spanish Company. 

• Also, the protocol for the energy sufficiency board was signed by and between al the competent authorities in the Country including the Petroleum Authority in October.

• In the same month, the agreement for natural gas sale from Al Temsah fields on the Mediterranean Sea with Al Dawlia Oil Company and Omoko Amrican Company to market the produced gas in this area in order to save the requirements of all the stations of electricity Power Generation. This act is deemed as the certainty of the Foreigner partners' trust of the future of natural gas in Egypt. 

• In November, the twenty third petrol day was the same time of the precedence of 25 year over the glorious October victories. 

• In the same month, Egypt has participated in the works of the Energy sixth Conference held in Keep Town City in South Africa.​

1997

​In 1997 

• In January, giving the start sign to start the works of Nile water entry in Al Wady Al Jadeed channel in Toshka for the greatest civil projects entered by Egypt in the 21st Century. 

• In February, he has given the start sign to begin the production of "Meliha" deep field for Ageiba Company and "Kenz" Field affiliated to Khaleda Petroleum Company was discovered.

• In the same month, the execution of "Al Abiad" field was started as the first discovery of natural gas in the Northern Western Desert and "Al Faras" field affiliated to Ageiba Company which is deemed as the first filed for petrol production in Munkhafad Al Katatrah. 

• Also, the first signature was performed by and between Egypt and Saudi Arabia in Al Zaheran City for the filed of oil prospect on the Saudi Lands in November. 

• In the same month, the protocol of the common cooperation by Egypt and Yemen was signed in the field of the oil agreements, search, exploration, training and execution of the common oil projects. 

• Moreover, the bedrock of the diesel hydro cracking project was set for Egypt Petroleum Industry within the scope of the concern for joining the private sector the activity of petrol works. 

• In the same year, the common cooperative agreement was entered by and between Egypt and Libya in the petrol and Petrochemicals field. 

• For the first time in Egypt and the Middle East, the Ministry of Petroleum has started the operation of the air conditions by the natural gas. 

• In June, "Burg AL Arab" field was opened in the Western Desert and it is the first oil field for the private sector in Egypt. 


• In July, there has been agreement by and between Egypt and Libya to extend the lines of oil production between Tabraque in Libya and Seidy Krier in Alexandria. 

• In August, the second phase of the project of increasing the storing capacity of Somidy Line in Seidy Kreir to reach the capacity of 3.7 million billion m3. 

• In September, the first container was partially dumped in Al Ain Al Soukhna under the scope of cooperation in Somid and Suez Canal. 

• In October, Bani Sueif oil field was opened; the first oil producing field in this area.

• Also, the agreement of Petroleum Authority and Ieny Italian Organization was entered to extend the lines to transport the natural gas form the sea fields in the Mediterranean Sea to South Sinai through the tunnel under Suez Canal in October while execution was started in 1998.

• In the same month, the agreement was entered in Abu Dries by and between the Petroleum Authority and Eok Company for the new gas line and the assignment of "Petrobul" Company for the developments and operation. Eok is the first Company to continue the drill woks in the deep water in the Mediterranean Sea after several years of the absence of such activity. This work is the true step forwards the development of natural gas in Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea.

• In December, the start sign was given for the operation and development of "Wady Al Sahl" field, in the west of Hurghada. 

• The end of this year has witnessed the establishment of several companies of the Egyptian private sector including City Gas Co. and Seidy Kreir Petrochemical Co.

1996

​In 1996 

• In February, the first Center to supply and transfer the vehicles with the natural gas by "Car Gas" company. Egypt is the first country in the Middle East to use the natural gas for the vehicles.

• In May, the meeting of "OPEC" trust was held in Cairo by the environment experts in the member countries to coordinate the issued among their delegations joining the second conference held by the parties of the Frame agreement entered by the United Nations for the climatic changes and it was held in Geneva in July 1996.

• In June, Egypt has joint the meetings of the environment experts conference for the Mediterranean Sea and the European Union countries in the Italian City; Treista to search the ways of cooperation support and the development of European Investments with the countries of the Mediterranean Sea in the field of Petroleum and energy. 

• In July, President Mubarak has opened the sea field of Port Fouad for the natural gas in Port Said. This filed is the first production in the area. 

• In the same year, the Egyptian Petroleum Museum was established to collect the Egyptian Petroleum heritage. 

• In October the "Petroleum" thirteenth conference was held in Cairo under the logo of "Petrol and Environmental Protection" and it was the first unified conference for the petrol activity and it included all the petrol activities. Since such date, the conference is being held each two years. 

• In November Cairo "Economic Conference in the Middle East and North Africa" was held to understand the importance of the Arab Regional cooperation facing the global economy. 

• Also, the fist phase of the project of increasing the storing capacity in Somid Line in Seidy Krier to be 3.2 million m3 in November.

• In December, the operation was started for the newest compound to mix the mineral oils in the Middle East and Africa in Al Amria.

• In the same month, Egypt has participated in the fifth Global Conference for Energy in Goa City, in India which tackled the issues of investment and technology requirements and the alternative resources of energy.

1995

​In 1995

• The agreement over the greatest project for the private sector in Egypt; the Middle East Refinery " Midoor" to pass the most current international progressed technology to the Egyptian oil refinery industry. 

• In June, the first conference for the Strategy for Refinery Industry was held to 2010 in Suez to plan the future and go through with the global variables over the petroleum products.

• The project of the gas field "WCAR" was started in the Mediterranean Sea, North Port Said by Petrobul Co.

• In June, President Hosny Mubarak has visited the newest petrol- discovery in the Western Desert and he gave the start- sign to develop Qaroun Field to be opened in June 1997. 

• In August, the operation of the third phase of Somid Line was started with the capacity of 117 million tons/ year.


1994

In 1994 

• At the beginning of the year, the first agreement was entered to encourage the investments of the private sector to prospect petroleum and gas in Egypt.

• To ascertain the role and leadership of Egypt in the field of exploration, the third conference for exploration and development in the Middle East and Africa was held in Egypt for the first time in March

• In the same year, the through- Gulf gas project was set to utilize and transport the gas by the production facilities in Balae'm, Sinai and North October filed in Suez Gulf. Moreover, the project to produce the ethylene and polyethylene in the Egyptian Petrochemical Assembly and the bedrock of the diesel Hydro cracking project in Al Nasr petroleum Company in Suez. 

• In May, the Arab Energy Conference was held under the presidency of Egypt under the logo of "Energy and Arab Cooperation".

• In August, the first station to supply the Vehicles with natural gas in Egypt and the Middle East, In Abassya by Petrobul Company.

1993

​In 1993

• In January, the newest environments protection centre was opened in Hurghada, Read Sea. 

• Egypt has participated in the ministerial conference (EPIC – OPIC) in April 1993 in Muscat, Oman in the same time when the conditions affected the global markets for petroleum under the remarkable price - drop and after the consequent and important international variables. 

• In the same year, the article of Gas was amended to be priced upon the comparison based on the crude petroleum instead of the average sulfur diesel.

1992

In 1992

• In January, the agreement to extend the term of Somid Co. for the additional 27 years was entered. 

• The new policy was executed to encourage the International Companies for oil prospect and production under the deep water and the remote areas. 

• In March, the joint cooperation agreement was entered by and between the Ministry of Tourism and The Ministry of petroleum to define the conditions for the Red Sea Coast Lands in the area located between Suez and the Sudanese borders for the tourists and petroleum activities. 

• This year has also witnessed the private sector entry in the search and prospect fields and opening the new horizons with a lot of the concerning countries. 

• In December, the branch of Petromin Misr Company (Petrolub) was opened in Egypt to cover the requirements of the Egyptian and African Markets for the lubricants.

1991

In 199​1

• The independent petroleum exporting countries "IPEC'' have met in Egypt after its invitation with the aim of studying the conditions of the International petroleum Markets.​

1989

In 1989

• Egypt has joint the African Petroleum Producers Association with the purpose of supporting the cooperation process among the African Petroleum Producing countries in all the Petroleum fields (the association was set in 1987) thereafter, Egypt has joint its ministerial and expert meetings.

• This year has achieved the standard figures in the filed of petroleum agreements entered by the foreign companies to prospect petroleum and natural gas so that, hence the enjoyable stable political and petroleum sides in Egypt were ascertained during such time. Agreements have reached the number of 35.

• In November, Egypt has participated in the OPEC conference held in Abu Dhabi after rejoining the organization in 1989 and assigning it to the next session presidency appreciating the role played by it on the Arab stage and its capacity to forcibly push the petroleum work forward. 

• The fifteenth Group was formed from the third world leading countries including Egypt to adopt the new concept of cooperation among the south countries in 1990. 

• The three dimensional seismic survey was adopted in the Western Dessert for the first time by Badr Aldin Company. 

• Gas was operated and pumped for the first time through the new line Badr Aldin/ Al Amria which is affiliated to Petrojet Company and the biggest natural gas plant was operated in the Western Dessert. 

• In December, the forty fifth ministerial meeting was held by OPEC organization in Cairo under the presidency of Egypt. Since this date to the Iraqi - Kuwaiti invasion, in August 1990, the OPEC ministerial conferences were held in Egypt.


1988

In 1988 

• The first Natural Gas Association was set in Egypt. 

• In November, the ninth research and exploration petroleum conference was held for the first time and the activities of exploration and research were added in one conference with the following fair which continued for two years.

1987

In 1987​

• The coke coal was exported for the first time from Suez and the petroleum was pumped in the regular amounts from Al Salam Field in the Western Desert. 

• In June, the biggest and newest line for natural gas discovery was opened in the Western Desert and it was achieved by "Kashf Tarek" eternal Company. 

• In the same year, the new article of natural gas was added to ensure the investor his full right to recover the expenses he paid and his share of the interests in the gas agreements including the petroleum agreements. 

• In September, the first surface geological map was set to cover all Egypt. 

• Also, President Mubarak has visited the petroleum production sites in the Western Desert in September and he opened the number of the petroleum projects for oil and natural gas production and the line pipes. 

• In October his presidency has performed his second visit to the production site in the Eastern Desert in Red Sea Governorate to inspect the new projects. 

• In December, the Petroleum Authority has started the development of Gisium Crude Oil Filed for its own interest after Konoco Copmany has withdrawn and it took two years.

1977

President Mohamed Anwar AL Sadat, Eng. Ahmed Ezz Aldin Helal the deputy prime minister and Eng. Abdel Hamid Krosh, the president of Somid Company in the opening of June 1977 Project


• In 1976, the law 20 was issued to establish the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation to replace the Egyptian General Petroleum Authority. 

• In January 1977, the first petroleum container was charged to Somid Line from Seedy Kreir. 

• In 1978, Petrobul Company was built as the joint Egyptian - Italian Company and it was turned into the production common production as well as it was assigned to operate Abu Mady oil Fields processes. 

• In October 1978, the operation second phase of Somid Line has been started by the capacity of 80 Million tons/ year. 

• In April 1979, the Egyptian membership in "OPEC" was frozen for the execution of Camp David Accords. 



During the era of President/ Mohamed Hosny Mubarak




• In October 1983, President Mohamed Hosny Mubarak has opened the Gas Attendant Plant in Shkeir; the first phase of "the project of Suez Gulf Gas Collection" while the second phase was opened in 1987.

• In 1984, the execution of the first phase of LPG Gas extraction was started to use the attendant gas produced from Balae'm. 

• In November 1986, the Egyptian Petroleum Sector has celebrated the centenary day of petroleum and passing of one hundred years on the petroleum exploration for the first time in Gamasah. Also, the Eighth conference of petroleum research and exploration was held with the first petroleum activities fair.​

1968

​President Jamal Abdul Nasser reviews the activities of petrol (1968) with Eng. Aziz Sedky the Minister of Industry, Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Eng. Ahmed Kamel Al Badry the chairman of the Petroleum Association.


• In 1965, "Gabco" company was established as the Egyptian American Corporation which prospect the crude oil and the favor returned to it at the first discovery of the natural gases ( Abulghradeek Filed in 1975). Moreover, it has discovered in 1965 the biggest and oldest oil field (Al Morgan) which started its production in 1967.

• Despite the events took place in 1967 and affected the oil industry negatively, Cairo Oil Refinery was operated in 1969 while Al Amria Oil Refinery was operated in 1972, then Tanta Oil Refinery in 1973 to achieve the policy of the oil refineries geographical spread not to be focused in Suez area.



During the Era of President/ Mohamed Anwar El Sadat




• The series of the exploration seminars has started in February 1969 but in 1971, the series of the production seminars has begun, thereafter they were held alternately and regularly each two years. 

• Egypt has joint the Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries "OPEC" in March 1972. 

• In March 1973, the first Ministry of Petroleum in Egypt was formed to bear the entire responsibility of such vital industry and administer the political, strategic and economic roles to prepare for October War in 1973.

• In 6th October 1973 the brilliant victory over Israel was done affecting the oil industry on the positive track on the global, Arab (the first price revolution) and Egyptian level and leading to: 

- Recovering the petrol fields in Sinai on 17 November 1975, hence this date is deemed as the day of petrol each year.

- Broadening the oil prospect operations in Egypt. 

- Initiating the International petroleum companies to work in Egypt.

- Re-operating Suez oil refineries. 

• In January 1974K the Arab Petroleum Pipeline Company was established "Somid" as the pattern of the Arab Co- Investment but in April of the same year the execution of the first phase has started with the capacity of 40 Million tons / year and in December 1976 the first container was dumped in AAin Al Soukhna.​

1960

President Jamal Abdul Nasser, (Anreck Mateeh) the president of Ieny Italian Organization and Eng. Aziz Sedky the Minister of Industry, Petroleum and Mineral Resources - Cairo in 1960.


• In the same year, the agreement entered by Egypt and the Soviet Union aiming at cooperation in the field of oil.

• In December 1959, the law no.: 2344 was issued to reduce the competences of the Petroleum Affairs General Organization by it so that it was entitled only to contribute the stipulations of the petroleum standards. 

• In the same year, the first Petroleum Arab Conference was held in Cairo when Egypt had the great and effective role.

• In 1961, the first sea oil field in Egypt and the Middle East was discovered "North Balae'm".

• In the same year, the law no.: 118 was issued to stipulate the share of the general sector by the capital amounting to 91 companies including the English - Egyptian Oils Wells Co. and the independent Egyptian Oil Co. while the name of the Egyptian Oils Wells Co. was changed into Al Nasr Oils Wells. It was totally nationalized in 1964 and its property has been transferred to the Petroleum Affairs General Organization.

• The year 1964 has witnessed the execution of the two partnership agreements entered with the two international companies; American Co. (Recently Amoco) and Philips Petroleum Co. to broaden the spaces and areas of oil prospect.

• Within the qualitative division of the activity of general sector, the Egyptian Petroleum Affairs General Organization has been replaced by General Petroleum Organization in December 1964.​