Cyprus and Egypt discuss gas pipeline project

Cypriot and Egyptian officials have intensified discussions over preparations for a joint gas pipeline project aimed at transforming Egypt into a regional energy trade hub,reports Arab News.

A government source revealed the joint scheme would see natural gas from the offshore Aphrodite gas field in Cyprus piped to liquefaction plants in Egypt for re-export to European countries and for use in local markets.

Egypt and Cyprus signed an agreement in 2018 to establish a direct marine pipeline.