The Egyptian petroleum sector increased oil and natural gas output in the first five months of 2017 to reach 28.138 million tons, reports Amwal Al Ghad.

Egypt produced 5.582 million tons of oil and gas in January 2017, 5.042 million tons in February, 5.555 million tons in March, 5.826 tons in April, and 6.134 tons in May 2017.

The country’s oil and gas consumption decreased during the same five months to 32.657 million tons, according to Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

The Egyptian economy consumed 6.654 million tons of oil and gas in January 2017, 6.650 million tons in February, 6.599 million tons in March, 6.186 tons in April, and 6.568 tons in May 2017.