The CEO of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), Abed Ezz El Regal, said that the rate of butane production has increased by 27,000 ton, reaching a total production of 140,000 tons per month, Amwal El Ghad reported.

He added that the rate of the country’s butane consumption decreased by about 12,000 ton, recording 280,000 tons per month, down from 292,000 tons per month in 2018.

Ezz El Regal also said that the rate of butane imports declined to 140,000 tons per month in 2019, in comparison to 148,000 tons per month in 2018.

The petroleum sector produces crude oil, condensates, and butane for about 2.6 million ton per month, which fulfills the country’s needs.