Reforming the Domestic Market of Natural Gas in Egypt: Lessons from Selected Countries Experiences

27 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2007

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Abdel-Hameed Nawar

New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics; Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Political Science - Cairo University

Date Written: August 2007

Abstract

This paper reviews the experiences of a selected set of countries, including Egypt, in domestic gas pricing and rationing with an objective of characterizing contributing factors for reforming domestic gas pricing in Egypt. The main observation of the experiences is that there is a transition to market-based pricing taking place where prices are regulated. Our conclusions for the reform of gas pricing in Egypt emphasize reducing subsidizes, increasing efficiencies and providing adequate incentives to investment.

Keywords: gas pricing, barrel of oil equivalent, Subsidies, R/P, cost

JEL Classification: Q4, L43, L71

Suggested Citation

Nawar, Abdel-Hameed, Reforming the Domestic Market of Natural Gas in Egypt: Lessons from Selected Countries Experiences (August 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1018577 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1018577

Abdel-Hameed Nawar (Contact Author)

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Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Political Science - Cairo University ( email )

Cairo University
Giza, 12613
Egypt

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