New production stage for BG in Egypt

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The Independent Online

BG Egypt, the country's largest natural gas producer, started gas production from Phase 8b of its West Delta Deep Marine concession at the end of last month, the subsidiary of the oil and gas explorer BG Group said yesterday.

The deepwater development, about 90km from the Nile Delta in the Mediterranean, is managed by the Burullus Gas Company, which is 50 per cent owned by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, while BG holds a 25 per cent stake and Malaysia's Petronas the rest.

BG Egypt accounts for more than a third of the North African country's gas output.

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