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Western Desert Gas Complex (WDGC)

Western Desert Gas Complex (WDGC)

Within the framework of GASCO Company role in supporting the national economy and providing strategic products to the local market, the company established the Western Desert Gas Complex in 1997 and the operation began in May 2000 to maximize the benefit from gases produced in the Western desert area.

Feed gases reach the plant from the following gas fields: 

  • Al-Obaiyed ( Badr Al-Din Petroleum Company)
  • Salam, Tarek and El-qasr (Khlada Petroleum Company)
  • El-Yasmin (Agiba Petroleum Company)

The produced gases in fields are transported to the complex through a pipeline of 34 inches in diameter and 230 km in length.

In 2010, Train-C at WDGC was started up to increase WDGC capacity from 600 to 900 MMSCFD. 

WDGC produces; 

  • Ethane / propane mixture: is the raw material for petrochemical industry and delivered to SIDPC and ETHDCO Companies to secure their feedstock of raw material.
  • Commercial Propane: is exported to the global market and acts as a source of foreign currency.
  • LPG: to support the local market of this strategic product and reduce the imported quantities.

Condensate: is supplied to refineries plants to raise the quality of crude oil and produce petroleum products of high economic value.

Western Desert Gas Complex CHARTS

C2/C3 ( 1000 TONS )

Propane ( 1000 TONS )

LPG ( 1000 TONS )

COND. ( 1000 BBLS )

Amerya LPG Recovery plant

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Amerya LPG Recovery plant

In order to complete the effective role of GASCO and according to the distinguished results achieved by the company in operating the Western Desert Gas Complex (WDGC), the management and operation of the Amerya LPG Recovery plant was entrusted to GASCO in July 2000.

Amerya LPG plant is located in Merghem area, west of Alexandria. The plant role is to recover LPG and Condensate from the Western Deseret field gases. Feed gases reach the plant from the following gas fields: –

  • Bed 2&3, Neag & Sheba and Karem& Alasil (Badr El-Dein Petroleum Company)
  • South El-Dabah (South El-Dabah Company) 
  • Abu-Sannan and Petro Sannan (General Petroleum Company)   

In 2010, a new NGLs recovery unit as a part of maximization was started up to recover C2+ that transported to WDGC through integration line 12″ & 12 km.


LPG Recovery plant produces; 

  • LPG: to support the local market of this strategic product and reduce the imported quantities.
  • Condensate: is supplied to refineries plants to raise the quality of crude oil and produce petroleum products of high economic value.

C2+: To feed the fractionation train in the WDGC to produce C2/C3, Commercial Propane, LPG and Condensate.

Amerya LPG Recovery plant charts

LPG ( 1000 TONS )

COND. ( 1000 BBLS )

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