Egypt to Expand Oil, Gas Exploration in Western Mediterranean

Hamdy Abdel Aziz, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, stated that the current Ministry’s strategy aims to increase oil and gas discoveries especially in the Western Mediterranean, according to his remarks to the Kelma Akhira program.

Abdel Aziz added that there are international companies that came for the first time to Egypt and are working now on more discoveries, which are expected to enable Egypt to become a regional hub in oil and gas industry.

Additionally, Abdel Aziz referred to the expansion of cooperation with the countries of Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), stressing the importance of Egypt’s infrastructure in this regard.