Egypt Increases LNG Exports via Idku plant

Egypt’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports via the Idku liquefaction plant increased by 73.3% reaching 520 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), an official source at the ministry of petroleum told Reuters.

The plant was used to export 300 mmscf/d of LNG, the official noted.

The exported LNG comes from the production shares of Royal Dutch Shell, Malaysia’s Petronas, as well as Egypt’s two main state-owned oil and gas firms.

The Ministry of Petroleum plans to operate the Idku plant at maximum capacity in order to export LNG to global markets by fiscal year 2020/21, Al Borsa previously reported.

Shell exports a LNG shipment via Idku each ten days.