Cairo’s gas future hinges on western Mediterranean success

Issue 434 - 11 Mar 2021 - By John Hamilton

Egypt’s latest licensing round includes three unexplored western Mediterranean blocks which represent the future for the country’s natural gas sector. Their fate is tied closely to Egypt’s wider domestic and regional energy strategy, which despite an energetic campaign of modernisation and renewal is still overshadowed by the mistakes of the first gas export drive in the late 1990s, writes John Hamilton.

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