Welcome to Egyptian LNG

“We provide Liquefied Natural Gas according to the global high standards of the modern technology and expertise to support the energy and the development of human life.”

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Historical Background

In 1995, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) signed a concession agreement with BG International Limited (BG) and Edison International (Edison) for exploration in the West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) region in the North Eastern Mediterranean. Very successful drilling activity uncovered a world-class gas resource that carried substantially larger reserves than that the local market could absorb. As a result, in 2001, the concession agreement was amended to allow the partners to export gas as LNG. In January 2002, heads of agreement were signed with Engie (previously GdF) for the sale of 3.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG for 20 years. Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), BG Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Limited (an affiliate of BG International), Edison and GdF became the Sponsors of this new project and commissioned Bechtel to construct a single-train liquefaction plant matching the volumes to be sold to (Engie) GdF. Construction of the plant began in 2002 using the ConocoPhillips Optimized Cascade Process. Later in the year, the WDDM owners negotiated the sale of the output of a second train, also with a capacity of 3.6 mtpa, to STASCO (Shell). Construction of Train 2 started 6 months behind Train 1. In 2003, Edison sold its share in Egyptian LNG and the upstream WDDM concession to a subsidiary of the Malaysian National Oil Company, PETRONAS (PICL Egypt), who brought extensive LNG experience to the project and the company.

Our Shareholders

Egyptian LNG is Egypt’s largest liquefied natural gas joint venture comprising of both local shareholders, such as the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (“EGPC”), Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (“EGAS”) and foreign shareholders, such as Shell Group plc (previously BG), PETRONAS and TotalEnergies S.E (previously ENGIE), all of which are prominent international players in the industry. Collectively, with their continued dedication and support, they have pooled resources to launch this integrated world-class LNG processing plant achieving one of the lowest-cost facilities worldwide.

Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)

EGPC is the government-owned mother of all Egyptian oil companies. It is a 50% partner in every oil production concession and jointly manages as enormous portfolio of hydrocarbons resources comprising oil, gas and condensates.

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS)

EGAS is the key vehicle through which the Egyptian Government promotes and drives the natural gas industry in Egypt. EGAS was established in August 2001 to unify Egypt’s extensive gas industry in recognition of its growing economic importance. EGAS is the entity through which the government participates in natural gas activities covering the full supply chain from exploration to distribution.

Royal Dutch - Shell (RDS)

Shell companies in Egypt are wholly owned by the Royal Dutch Shell plc. Actively contributing to the development of Egypt's natural resources and its people since 1911, Shell Egypt business today spans upstream oil and gas exploration & production, with operations located in the Western Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. Shell is also now a leading player with investments spanning the value chain including LNG, through our Egyptian LNG (ELNG) joint-venture, and the lubricants business through Shell Lubricants Egypt (SLE).


PETRONAS is Malaysia’s national petroleum corporation and is wholly owned by the government. Since its incorporation, PETRONAS has grown to be an integrated international oil and gas company with business interests in more than 30 countries. The Group is engaged in a wide spectrum of petroleum activities ranging from exploration and production to oil refining, marketing and distribution of petroleum products, trading, gas processing and liquefaction, gas transmission, marketing of LNG, in addition to petrochemicals. PETRONAS is considered as one of the biggest LNG producers worldwide with wide local and international experience in the field of LNG.

TotalEnergies S.E

TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

Our Business

Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas (ELNG) is considered one of the most renowned companies specialized in liquefied natural gas on both the Egyptian and international levels. Located at Idku, 50km east of Alexandria, Egyptian LNG can accommodate an expansion of up to six trains in total with potentially different ownerships and sources of feed gas. Currently, two trains are up and running, each at a capacity of 3.6 million tones per annum. Egyptian LNG is Egypt's largest liquefied natural gas joint venture comprising of both local shareholders, such as (“EGPC”), (“EGAS”) and foreign shareholders, such as Royal Dutch Shell (previously BG), PETRONAS and TotalEnergies S.E (previously ENGIE), all of which are prominent international players in the industry.


Egyptian LNG’s strategy asserts that success will be achieved through competent people effectively operating processes in a performance driven context. At Egyptian LNG, talent and human capital is fundamental to our success owing to the company staff who bring together many years of LNG experience. We furnish our leaders to nurture and develop talents in a structured method, to enhance and support an employee’s career growth. We aspire to be the employer of choice through comprehensive talent management and leadership development programs.



As an active member of the community, Egyptian LNG seeks ways to help the local communities develop. Our community assistance program focuses on environmental, educational, medical and youth themes. Egyptian LNG aims to achieve this through various means:

Public Engagement

ELNG sets high standards for its community projects and has undertaken a number of projects to engage closely with the local community of ‘El Beheira Governorate and Idku. Egyptian LNG won three BG chairman’s awards in recognition of its community engagement for education of road safety in Behiera and Idku schools, funding a sustainable water supply project in addition to sustainable local community employment. More examples of this engagement include the following initiatives:

Social Performance Collaboration Forum (SPCF)

For more efficient and effective community development, the parties engaged in petroleum operations in the Idku hub wished to address the social conditions faced by the Idku community by means of establishing a Social Performance Collaboration Forum (SPCF). This forum aims to oversee the development of the social performance program in accordance with the International Finance Corporation Performance Standard (IFC Performance Standard) and supports the Idku Community in financing and implementing the program. Shareholders are as follows:

• Shell - Egypt
• PICL (Egypt) Corporation Ltd. (“PICL”)
• Edison International S.p.A. (“Edison”)
• Engie
• Rashid Petroleum Company S.A.E. (“Rashpetco”)
• Burullus Gas Company S.A.E. (“Burullus”)
• The Egyptian Operating Company for Natural Gas Liquefaction Projects S.A.E. (“ELNG”)

The following projects have been implemented:

• Idku Deaf and Mute Building
• IDKU Trainees
• Fisheries, Agriculture, Handicrafts by ACDI/VOCA
• Outreach (CARAVAN)


Egyptian LNG recognizes that our people are the key to successful and rapid growth. We invest heavily in maintaining a talented workforce and develop our people so they can produce outstanding performance.

Egyptian LNG provide:

• Long term job opportunities
• Tailored Career Development Plans
• Rewarding Performance Management System
• Attractive Staff Benefits & Rewards

That drives ELNG employees and Company towards superior performance and results to meet the standards of a World-Class Organization.

Fresh Graduates Program

Egyptian LNG has been placing high caliber university graduates into full time graduate schemes since 2008. Fresh graduates program was introduced by Egyptian LNG to help fresh graduates reach their potential and release their career ambitions.
The Fresh Graduate Program: is a 2-years internship program that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.

The internship program will be providing trainees with:

• Theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to ELNG.
• On the job training and assessment.

Current Vacancies

Send your CV to recruit@egyptianlng.com, your message shall be tilted with the vacancies refence number & Job name

Senior Engineer , RBI

Manager, Process Engineering

News & Events

An honorable record of recognitions from worldwide prestigious reputable organizations achieved, Egyptian LNG is proud of, cherish & strive to maintain includes:

•7 consecutive years of Gold Medals & awards recognized by ROSPA "Royal Society of Preventing Accident" since 2009.
•ELNG has passed the Bureau Veritas (BV) Surveillance audit for ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSA 18001 without non-conformities.
•Achievement of Egyptian LNG’s membership for QHSSE international organizations "RoSPA, NFPA, NSC, CCPS”.


Media Contact

For any queries re Media please contact the following number:

Phone (+202) 2768 4100

Contact Us

  • Address: 79, Road 90, 5th Settlement, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Phone: (+202) 2768 4100 – 2768 4300
  • Website: www.EgyptianLNG.com
  • Address: Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas Project, Alexandria-IDKU Coastal Road, El Beheira.
  • Phone: (+202) 2768 4100 – 2768 4300
  • Website: www.EgyptianLNG.com