Diesel consumption in Egypt fell from 1.319 million tons in May of 2016 to approximately 1.178 million tons in May 2017, a decline of 141,000 tons, reported Amwal Al Ghad.

Production diesel has also fallen. In May 2016, Egypt produced 677,000 tons, but that number fell to 632,000 tons in May 2017, according to Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Egypt pumps around 300,000 tons of diesel per week to meet the fuel needs of the country, said Abed Ezz El Regal, Head of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), according to Amwal Al Ghad.

Consumption and electricity generation, which consume huge volumes of diesel and natural gas, are prioritized, Ezz El Regal noted, adding that the country pumps between 41,000 tons and 43,000 tons on daily basis during summer.