*With demand for LNG soaring (MEES, 8 January), Egypt has eased restrictions on gas output. Production rose to a ten-month high 6.25bn cfd for November, whilst that from the core Mediterranean offshore region hit a nine-year high 4.38bn cfd, a 310mn cfd month-on-month leap.
*This takes Mediterranean gas output to within 200mn cfd of the monthly record 4.57mn cfd at the 2011 height of output from Shell’s West Delta Deep Marine. WDDM is in long-term decline. The latest gains have come predominantly from Eni’s giant 21.5tcf Zohr field where capacity hit 3.2bn cfd in April, but for the bulk of 2020 output was capped well below this level due to an LNG export hiatus (MEES, 13 November). (CONTINUED - 306 WORDS)