Inconsistent gas flows to the Eni-operated 5mn t/y Segas facility at Damietta could damage the LNG export terminal MEES learns. While Egypt’s other LNG export terminal, the 7.2mn t/y Shell and Petronas operated ELNG at Idku is able to handle sporadic gas supply, ramping-up and ramping-down with relative ease, the Segas facility’s configuration means that inconsistent flows could cause issues to the plant’s integrity.

In light of this, Egyptian officials have told Eni that they will endevor to supply the plant with ongoing modest volumes, resulting in potential occasional liftings, even as the country faces an overall gas shortage (MEES, 22 March). (CONTINUED - 160 WORDS)