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| 14 June, 2018

Egypt to increase gas production at Zohr to 1.75 bcf per day in August -minister

The recent production increases have pushed Egypt's total natural gas production to about 6 billion cubic feet per day.

A refinery is pictured at branch of petroleum company Petrojet in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria

A refinery is pictured at branch of petroleum company Petrojet in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria

REUTERS/Amr Dalsh

CAIRO  - Egypt aims to increase production at its huge Zohr offshore gas field in the Mediterranean to 1.75 billion cubic feet per day in August, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said on Thursday.

Molla said in a statement that recent production increases have pushed Egypt's total natural gas production to about 6 billion cubic feet per day.

Discovered in 2015 by Italy's Eni, Zohr contains an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas.

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(Reporting by Ehab Farouk Writing by Eric Knecht Editing by Alexander Smith) ((eric.knecht@thomsonreuters.com; +20 2 2394 8102; Reuters Messaging: eric.knecht.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))