Qatar Sends Second Shipment Of Free Gas To Egypt

August 21, 2013

AFP reports that Qatar has dispatched a second shipment of free liquefied gas it had pledged to Egypt, a report said, despite Doha's criticism of Cairo's deadly crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters.

The tanker left "to brotherly Egypt on August 9," QNA state news agency said in a report late on Monday.

The shipments aim to ease the shortage of energy resources in Egypt during the summer, QNA cited an unnamed foreign ministry official as saying.

"Concerned parties are finalising measures to provide the remaining shipments promised as a gift to the brotherly Egyptian people," the official said.

Qatar in June pledged five shipments of liquefied natural gas as a grant to Egypt, as the Gulf state led donors to the North African nation before the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Copyright, AFP, 2013.