Cairo says it will be able to restart LNG exports from its two mothballed terminals at Idku and Damietta on the Mediterranean coast at the beginning of the next decade, but questions remain whether new fields coming online and possible imports from Cyprus and Israel will be enough to meet growing demand.

Egypt’s gas output has turned a corner, hitting 4.45bn cfd in November, 500mn cfd up on six months earlier and the highest level since March 2015. But, even with further gains to come, 2016 output will still fall well short of projected 6bn cfd demand. (CONTINUED - 1172 WORDS)