Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation

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Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation
Industry Oil and gas industry
Founded 1956
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
Products Petroleum
Natural gas
Petroleum products
Owner President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) (Arabic: الهيئة المصرية العامة للبترول‎) is a national oil company of Egypt.


The company was established in 1956 with its headquarters in Cairo.[1] At the foundation stage it was named General Petroleum Authority.[1] It was renamed as Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation in 1962.[1]


EGPC owns 70% of shares in the Egyptian Natural Gas Company, as well as a 75% stake in the petroleum-industry support airline Petroleum Air Services (the remaining 25% being held by the British firm Bristow Group).

It also owns a stake in the East Mediterranean Gas Company.


  1. ^ a b c "Company Overview of Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 

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