BG Group Announces Increase in Rosetta DCQ

BG Group along with its partners in the Rosetta Concession, Edison International and Shell, have now reached agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) to increase the Rosetta Daily Contracted Quantity (DCQ) to 345 mmscfd from the current 275 mmscfd, effective during the second quarter of 2005. Debottlenecking of the processing terminal will increase the facility capacity to 380 mmscfd.

BG Group Chief Financial Officer, Ashley Almanza, along with Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Mediterranean Basin and Africa, Stuart Fysh, are today hosting a two-day visit for analysts in Egypt.