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American business, Emerging markets, Overseas, OPIC, Impact investing, World development, Infrastructure, Investments, Political Risk Insurance, Entrepreneurs, Private sector, Finance, Developing countries, Improving, Investing, Natural gas


In Egypt’s Western Desert, natural gas produced by Houston-based Apache Corp. is processed. Apache, the largest U.S. investor in Egypt, is also one of the largest producers of natural gas in the Western Desert, and has supported its investment with OPIC political risk insurance since 2004. OPIC has also established reinsurance agreements with both U.S. private market and multilateral insurers, which have helped ensure that Apache’s oil and gas development in Egypt could continue through periods of instability such as the 2011 Arab Spring. ​​​​​​​

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