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|11 February, 2019

Egypt aims for 3bln cubic feet of gas per day at Zohr by end-2019

Egypt said this month that Zohr, discovered by Eni in 2015, had reached 2.1 billion cubic feet per day of production.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Petroleum Production platform in offshore in oil industry.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Petroleum Production platform in offshore in oil industry.

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CAIRO- Egypt hopes to reach a peak production level of 3 billion cubic feet per day of gas at its giant Mediterranean gas field Zohr by the end of 2019, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said on Monday.

Egypt said this month that Zohr, discovered by Eni in 2015, had reached 2.1 billion cubic feet per day of production. 

Egypt is working "to accelerate and bring up the production of Zohr to its maximum of more than 3 bcfs ... in the year 2019," Molla told an energy forum in Cairo.

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(Reporting by Aidan Lewis Writing by Eric Knecht) ((eric.knecht@thomsonreuters.com; +20 2 2394 8102; Reuters Messaging: eric.knecht.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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