Egypt’s LNG exports fell 15% month-on-month to 0.52mn tons for April, the lowest since August last year, Kpler data shows (see chart). The drop in April exports is linked to unplanned outages at Eni’s 21.5tcf Zohr gas field and UK major BP’s 800mn cfd gas/condensate Raven field (MEES, 28 April).

Six cargoes (0.37mn tons) departed in April from the 5mn t/y Segas facility at Damietta, operated by Italy’s Eni while just two cargoes (0.15mn tons) were exported from the Shell and Petronas operated 7.2mn t/y ELNG plant at Idku. While Damietta’s April exports were the highest this year, those from Idku nearly halved and were the lowest since September last year. (CONTINUED - 245 WORDS)