The UK’s BP and Italian firm Eni are both planning to fast-track their recent mega offshore gas projects, with BP looking set to win the race by bringing its $12bn, 5 tcf West Nile Delta (WND) project online in early-2017.

Not too far behind, Eni is hoping to have its 30 tcf Zohr discovery online by early-2018 as both firms look to tie-in their discoveries to already existing infrastructure. Absent major delays gas-thirsty Egypt will again be energy independent by the turn of the decade. (CONTINUED - 960 WORDS)