Monday, 13 February 2017
EGAS is in talks with domestic banks for an EGP 2 bn loan to cover debt obligations including those to international oil companies, Al Mal reported. The banks include NBE, Banque Misr, Banque du Caire, CIB, AAIB, QNB, ADIB, and Alex Bank, sources said. EGAS wants to pay the loan back over five years with a two-year grace period over which the loan will be completely issued and spent. This could come as good news for Dana Gas that has reportedly frozen its investments in Egypt over USD 265 mn of unpaid dues as of the end of 2016.