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Solar energy companies complain of stalled road construction in Benban

Solar energy investors complained about delays in implementing the main roads and subways at the construction site in Benban, Aswan. They expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of completion of roads comes despite the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) contracting with a private company for implementation more than four months ago. The heads of solar …

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20% increase in petrol pumping rates to occur during Eid

Abed Ezz El Regal, chairperson of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), said that there will be increases in the pumping rates of petrol in the market, from 20m litres per day to 24m litres per day, a 20% increase across the country. He added that through distribution companies, the corporation will also increase diesel …

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Four years of stability, development at Electricity Ministry: Shaker

Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker managed to achieve a boom in the electricity sector over the past four years when he took office at a time when the ministry was suffering from deterioration and negligence, such as the frequent power outages and poor services provided to citizens.  Shaker signed many agreements in the sector and …

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Tarek El-Molla: Three years of petroleum discoveries, exploration agreements

The petroleum sector recovered after a difficult time following the events of the 25 January 2011 revolution. Over the past four years, the sector managed to achieve distinct results in various petroleum activities after political and security stability returned to Egypt, with the measures taken by the state to bring back investment and encourage major …

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EGP 625m electricity stolen in five months

The sum collected by electricity distribution companies for theft of electric currents and cables reached EGP 625m from the beginning of the year through May. Sources at the Ministry of Electricity said that the electricity police filed thousands of reports from January to May. Additionally, the phenomenon of informal buildings has increased, resulting in the …

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HCWW dues to electricity companies at EGP 7.8bn

The Ministry of Electricity’s dues owed by the Holding Company for Water and Waste Water (HCWW) have jumped to EGP 7.8bn, sources from the ministry said. The sources at the Ministry of Electricity revealed that they had addressed the officials of the HCWW by paying part of the debts and committing to pay the monthly …

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EGPC negotiates with 5 banks for EGP 4bn loans

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) has started negotiations with five local and Arab banks to obtain EGP 4bn in loans to purchase and supply petroleum products. Sources from the EGPC told Daily News Egypt that the banks are Banque Misr, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), Al Ahli Bank …

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Fuel distribution companies have not received notice on price increases

According to official sources at petroleum product distribution companies, the companies have not yet received any notifications about the decision to increase the prices of fuel, and that the concerns about the new price schemes are false. The sources added that the distribution companies are entities that implement fuel prices increases, and do not to …

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Parliament approves oil, gas exploration agreement in North Sinai maritime zones

The Egyptian Parliament’s energy committee approved an agreement for oil and gas exploration in the North Sinai maritime concession area (NOOR) in the Mediterranean Sea. The deal is between the Italian company Eni and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS). MP ElSayed Hegazy, a member of parliament’s energy committee, told Daily News Egypt that …

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EGPC owes Electricity Ministry EGP 100bn

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)’s dues owed to the electricity sector increased to EGP 100bn last month. A governmental source told Daily News Egypt that the dues are rising, as the EGPC does not pay for the fuel fed to power plants and only pays about EGP 800m every month out of a monthly …

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