The percentage of buildings linked to Egypt’s natural gas grid rose to 12.2% in 2017, according to data from Egypt’s 2017 census, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

In 2006, only 3.4% of Egypt’s buildings were connected to the grid.

Urban buildings are more likely to be connected to the grid than rural buildings. While only 2.3% of rural buildings are connected to the grid, the percentage rises to 35.3% in urban locations.

Connection to the electricity grid is more general and lacks the rural-urban disparity. Altogether, 96.3% of Egypt’s buildings are connected to the electricity grid. Out of this total, 96.5% of urban buildings and 96.2% of rural buildings are linked to the grid.