EconSource: Egypt’s Gas Exports Fall 81.4 Percent
According to the Egyptian Information and Decision Support Centre, Egypt’s exports of natural gas in September declined by 81.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The exports amounted to $18.1 million. The reason for the drop is attributed to Egypt’s rising electricity demands. Electric power generation accounted for around 68.7 percent of natural gas consumption, up from 59.6 percent a year before.

[Ahram Online, 11/13/2014]

Libya: No renewed oil production at Sharara field

According to the Libyan National Oil Corporation, production at Libya’s Sharara oil field in the southwest of the country has not started yet. While it was believed that the situation at the field was under control the area appears to have turned into a battleground between rival militias. The oil field was producing more than 200,000 bpd before it was forced to close early this month. [Libya Monitor (Subscription), 11/13/2014]

Algerian firms greenlighted to invest abroad

After a decision by the Council of Money and Credit in Algeria, a Central Bank directive was passed allowing firms to invest internationally. Until now only Sonatrach had been authorized to invest internationally. The main effect of this new directive will benefit the domestic market by allowing companies linked to vital sectors of the economy to create interest abroad. [ANSAmed, 11/12/2014]

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