Domestic butane production covers almost 50% of the market’s needs, Abed Ezz El Regal, head of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), told Amwal Al Ghad.

He clarified that consumption witnessed a slight increase since Eid al-Adha, reaching 16,000 tons per day, 8500 tons of which are provided by the domestic production.

He added that the Ministry of Petroleum is working hard to increase petrochemical production by opening new refineries.