Egypt’s oil minister Tarek El Molla told last month’s Egypt Petroleum Show in Cairo that he expects the country to be self-sufficient in refined products from 2022. He says that by then four key refinery upgrade and expansion projects will have been completed.

“We have important projects for expansion of refineries in Alexandria, Cairo, Suez and Assiut,” says Mr Molla. “Most of them have kicked off already and are in the execution phase,” he says, adding that one project is due online each year for the next four years. (CONTINUED - 1765 WORDS)