Egypt exported its first LNG cargo for three months on 5 October, with the SK Resolute lifting a 77,000-ton cargo from the 7.2mn t/y ELNG facility at Idku on the Mediterranean coast. It is the first cargo exported from Egypt since the BW Pavilion Leeara loaded at Idku on 4 July. Another three cargoes are set to lift before the end of October, according to data intelligence firm Kpler. However, as yet there is no sign of when Egypt’s other LNG export terminal, the 5mn t/y Eni-operated Segas facility at Damietta, will restart.

The last cargo exported from Damietta was in late May and while maintenance work at the plant has been completed ahead of potential start-up, MEES learns, state gas firm Egas has yet to inform Eni of a potential restart date. (CONTINUED - 276 WORDS)