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Egypt’s Zohr gas field capacity rises six-fold: minister

Output at Egypt’s giant Mediterranean Zohr gas field has risen six-fold since it started production last January, Oil Minister Tarek el-Molla said on Thursday.

The production capacity of Zohr gas field has reached 2 billion cubic feet per day, from 350 million cubic feet per day in January, Molla told reporters.

Egypt aims to be a regional hub for the trade of liquefied natural gas (LNG) after a string of major discoveries in recent years including Zohr, which holds an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas.

Discovered in 2015 by Italy’s Eni, Zohr contains an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas.

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