Egypt produced 626,000 tons for butane in the first four months of 2018, an increase of 31,000 tons year-on-year (YOY), Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) head, Abed Ezz El Regal, told Amwal Al Ghad.

The country consumed 1.4 million tons of butane during the same period in 2018, consuming 60,000 – 100,000 tons less than in the first four months of 2017.

Butane imports during the same period also decreased, falling to 887,000 tons from 940,000 tons.

Ezz El Regal said that the production increase is a result of the development and modernization of a number of production units with local refineries.

The Ministry of Petroleum aims to raise its daily production of crude oil and condensates to around 36 million tons – equivalent to 705,000 barrels – during the first months of FY 2018/19.