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Libyan Desert, phosphate rock, main oil, iron ore, gas fields

Petroleum is Egypt’s most important mineral product. It is a major source of export earnings. In the 1980s the government developed the production of natural gas to supply domestic energy needs. It began exporting natural gas in the 1990s. The main oil and gas fields are located along the Red Sea coast and in the Libyan Desert. Other minerals produced in Egypt include phosphate rock (a source of fertilizer), iron ore, and salt.



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Libyan Desert, phosphate rock, main oil, iron ore, gas fields, Petroleum, minerals, salt, government

 
 

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