Egypt

Petroleum and Environment Ministers discuss the environmental compatibility efforts of oil companies in Suez and Red Sea

Published on : 2020-04-28


The Supreme Committee for Environmental Conformity held to confront the industrial drainage problem in the Gulf of Suez, its second meeting chaired by Eng. Tariq Al Mulla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Dr. Yasmin Fouad, Minister of Environment, to follow up the executive position of environmental compatibility plans for oil companies operating in Suez and Red Sea governorates according to the environmental requirements stipulated by the Environmental Protection Law No.4 of 1994.

The meeting was attended by Eng. Abed Ezz Al-Rijjal, CEO of the Petroleum Authority and his assistant for the environment and occupational safety and health chemist Jamal Fathi and Dr. Enas Abu Talib, chief executive of the Environmental Affairs Agency and heads of oil companies operating in the governorates of Suez and the Red Sea, which includes the production companies JAPCO and the General and Hope and Petrogulf and Zetco and the two companies refining Suez and Nasr Petroleum .

The two ministers stressed that the meeting witnessed a review of the efforts of oil companies and plans for environmental reform to reach radical solutions to the problem of industrial drainage in the waters of the Gulf of Suez and that there is a continuous follow-up to the implementation of the presidential mandate to reach environmental compatibility.

During the meeting, emphasis was placed on continuous coordination between officials of the two ministries and relevant companies to agree on the reform plans before they are implemented in a way that is in the public interest, while stressing the importance of using the latest specialized technologies in industrial wastewater treatment operations.

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