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Tharwa Petroleum Co. starts producing gas from Thekah field

Tharwa Petroleum Company has already started gas  production from the Mediterranean area of Thekah at a daily  rate of 95 Million cubic feet. Thekah will now be joining the  country's gas production map, according to a report presented  on Thursday 29/01/2009 to Petroleum Minister Sameh Fahmi  by Tharwa Board Chairman Engineer Atef Abdel-Sadeq.


The gas output from Thekah will be treated at al-Gameel gas  treatment plant in Port Fouad before being sent to the national  gas network, the report said.

The company cooperated with an Italian company in building  two maritime platforms and 50-kilometer-long underwater lines  in the area, and, thanks to the help offered by the Egyptian oil  companies of  Enppi and Petrojet and the offshore oil services  company and the facilities extended by Petrobel, the gas field in  Thekah was up and operational at a record time of 20 months.


Tharwa Petroleum Company is an Egyptian joint stock  company established in accordance with the provisions of  general authority of investment and free zones decree  No.8/1997 with an issued capital of $400 Million and  authorized capital of $800 Million.


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