Egypt’s diesel consumption in August rose slightly from the previous year, notching a 0.65% year-on-year increase from August 2016, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.
Consumption increased from 1.227 million tons in August 2016 to 1.235 million tons in August 2017.
Diesel consumption had fallen this summer. In July, Egypt consumed 1.165 million tons.
In August, Egypt produced 628,000 tons of diesel, according to data from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).
Since August, production has increased, according to a numbers reported in Amwal Al Ghad. The country currently produces approximately 290,000 tons of diesel per week, an official at Egypt General Petroleum Company told the newspaper. The remaining domestic demand is met through imports.