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Egypt Is Gift That Keeps on Giving as Eni, BP Find More Gas

  • Explorers make ‘significant’ discovery in Nile Delta
  • Find adds to ‘super giant’ Zohr field announced in August
A fisherman looks out over the Mediterranean Sea from the coastline of Alexandria.
Photographer: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Eni SpA and BP Plc made a fresh natural gas discovery off the Egyptian coast, adding to a series of finds in the region in the last year.

The explorers made a “significant” discovery in the Baltim South West exploration prospect in the Nile Delta, according to a statement from the Italian oil company. Eni, the operator, and BP each hold a 50 percent stake in the Baltim South license.