Egypt’s electricity-generating power plants consume 26,000 tons of mazut per day in addition to natural gas, reports Amwal Al Ghad.

During the summer peak, mazut consumption can exceed 30,000 tons per day, Abed Ezz El Regal, Head of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), told Amwal Al Ghad, adding that Egyptian refineries possess the capacity to cover most of the local market’s demands for mazut.

Egypt will not need to import additional mazut due to the volume of natural gas that it has secured.

The oil and gas sector is committed to securing the plants’ needs for natural gas and mazut, especially during peak periods of consumption caused by high temperatures, noted Ezz El Regal.