SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – The Damietta liquefaction plant in Egypt has produced and lifted its first LNG cargo since the terminal was shut down in 2012, according to Eni.
It follows an agreement reached last December to settle all pending disputes between various parties. Authorizations have come through from the competent authorities and Eni expects final closing during the first half of March.
The Damietta complex is 60 km (37 mi) west of Port Said, and has been supplied by gas from the West Delta Deep Marine concession 140 km (87 mi) offshore. Eni has a 50% stake in the LNG plant.
Eni implied that the agreement could benefit its activities in the area, noting that its speed in bringing to market offshore discoveries such as Zohr and Nooros fields had helped Egypt regain its full capacity to meet its domestic gas demand, allowing surplus production to be exported through its LNG plants.