A fisherman travels on a boat front of container ships in the Suez canal near Ismailia port city, northeast of Cairo May 2, 2014. Egypt has extended the bidding deadline to July 3 in an international ... more 
A fisherman travels on a boat front of container ships in the Suez canal near Ismailia port city, northeast of Cairo May 2, 2014. Egypt has extended the bidding deadline to July 3 in an international auction of 22 concessions for oil and gas exploration, an official with the state-owned gas company said on Wednesday.The previous deadline for companies to submit bids for concessions in the Suez Canal, Egypt's western desert, the Mediterranean sea and the Nile Delta had been May 19. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY COMMODITIES MARITIME) less 
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Fri, May 2, 2014 11:02 AM EDT