Strategic Objectives of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources 1. Meeting the demands of the domestic market for petroleum and petrochemical products, mineral resources as well as achieving the target of the national economy growth rates. 2. Securing oil and natural gas supplies through expanding upstream activities, diversification of resources and working towards modifying the energy mix. 3. Achieving the optimum value-added of natural resources. 4. Advancing a national high efficiency manpower. 5. Maintaining environmental standards and sustainable development. 6. Transforming Egypt into a Regional Hub for Oil & Gas Trading. 7. Developing and modernizing the Petroleum Sector to meet the demands of the current era.