Tag Archives: Egypt

Egypt: Sisi Accepts Resignation of Mahlab Government, Assigns Outgoing Petroleum Minister to Form New Cabinet

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday 12/09/2015 accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab. Mahlab submitted a report on the performance of his government. Meanwhile, President Sisi assigned outgoing petroleum minister Sherif Ismail to form the new Cabinet within a week. MENA

Egypt: Dabaa Nuclear Station Agreement to Be Signed Next Week

Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker said that the ministry is working to implement the agreement reached during President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s visit to Moscow regarding setting up Dabaa nuclear station. The Minister pointed out that the ministry is currently holding negotiations with the Russian experts to complete the remaining aspects of […]

Egypt: Petroleum Minister – Energy Is Essence of Economic Development in Egypt

Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail said that energy represents the essence of economic development in Egypt. The Minister pointed out that the exceptional circumstances witnessed by Egypt during the past four years created a temporary gap between the production and consumption of natural gas and petroleum products. Ismail stressed that there is a clear vision to […]

Egypt: Three New Petroleum Discoveries in Gulf of Suez, Eastern and Western Desert

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Eng. Sherif Ismael stressed importance of continuing development of the modern technological methods, adoption of unconventional ideas and expansion in implementation of the new wells drilling programs. These remarks came during a meeting held between the Minister and the petroleum leaders to review results of the exploration and development […]

Egypt: Dreams and Tales of Building Nuclear Industry

opinion By Kester Kenn Klomegah Russia is looking to extend its footprint in Africa by supporting the construction of a huge nuclear power plant in Egypt. Nuclear energy is seen as a viable option for African economies. Egyptian authorities have always dreamed of having a complete nuclear power industry to solve the energy shortage (deficit) […]

Egypt: Govt Signs Mega Energy Deal with BP

Cairo — Egypt’s Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail signed an energy deal worth $ 12 billion (91.5 billion Egyptian pounds) with energy firm British Petroleum (BP) on Saturday. Ismail was cited by Egyptian state news agency MENA as saying that the deal is set to provide Egypt with a quarter of local energy production and will […]

Egypt: Petroleum Ministry Pumps 43 Thousand Tonnes of Diesel Oil to Over Come Fuel Shortage – Statement

Cairo — Egypt’s ministry of petroleum pumped on Wednesday 43 thousand tonnes of diesel oil nationwide, Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail said on Thursday, to overcome a fuel crisis which has persisted this week. Ismail said in a statement that the amount of diesel oil pumped is 110 percent more than the planned amount, describing it […]

Egypt: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan Reach Preliminary Agreement On Dam Operations – Mena

Cairo — Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan reached a preliminary draft agreement governing the Renaissance dam operations, state-run news agency MENA reported Friday. The draft includes principles governing cooperation among the three countries to benefit from the eastern Nile water and the dam, as well as overcoming lingering issues that affect Egypt and Sudan. Related Topics […]

Egypt: Ethiopian Water Minister Hails Egypt Decision to Resume Dam Talks

Ethiopian Water and Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu hailed Egypt’s decision to resume the three-way dialogue with Sudan and Ethiopia on the Renaissance Dam last August. He also applauded the positive atmosphere which prevailed in the two meetings, which were held in Khartoum in August and Addis Ababa in September. In statements on the sidelines of […]

Egypt: FM – Egypt Committed to Supporting Efforts to Achieve Nuclear Disarmament

Egypt is committed to supporting efforts aiming to achieve nuclear disarmament, said Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. Shoukry made the remark before the ministerial meeting of the general assembly of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, according to a statement issued by Egypt’s Foreign Ministry. The meeting was held on the sidelines […]

Egypt: Electricity Crisis Cannot Be Fixed Overnight – Sisi

Cairo — President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addressed the Thursday electricity blackout in a televised speech aired on state television on Saturday, saying that the electricity crisis cannot be fixed overnight. Thursday’s power outage resulted from a technical malfunction causing the loss of 45 per cent of the national electricity grid’s capacity. This has led to […]

Egypt: Slashed Fuel Subsidies Stir Discontent

Cairo — “If you don’t like the price, go talk to your government,” a microbus driver shouted at his passenger. “What do you expect me to do? Take the price hit and feed my children pebbles?” The two squabbled, drawing in onlookers into a heated debate at a Cairo bus station. Egypt’s government has announced […]

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