A Gas Discovery in Egypt
The Italian energy company Eni knew it was taking a big risk this summer when it spent $60 million on an exploratory rig and began drilling more than 100 miles off the coast of Egypt.
Eni’s gamble worked. The company, using drilling rights from the Egyptian government, found what it called a “supergiant” natural gasfield. It may be the largest discovery yet in the Mediterranean and is one of the world’s biggest new gas finds in years. Details