The crackdown in Egypt on protests against the military government has not yet reduced production, according to reports.

Egypt produces 728,000 barrels per day of oil and 60 billion cubic metres per day of gas.

Violence has claimed at least 525 lives since the crackdown started earlier this week.

The biggest foreign producer in Egypt is BP, at 15% of the country’s oil and 30% of its gas.

Foreign producers, including BP’s partner Shell, have restricted travel to Egypt and reduced office activity, at least through the weekend.

To ensure the safety and security of our staff, Shell offices in Egypt are closed for business today and into the weekend, and business travel into the country has been restricted. We will continue to monitor the situation in Egypt,” the company said in a statement.


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