Consumption of diesel fell 9.07% to 1.203 million tons in October from 1.323 million tons in October 2016, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Production also fell. It declined from 626,000 tons in October 2016 to 587,000 tons in October 2017, a 6.23% year-on-year (Y.o.Y.) decrease, according to statistics released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Even though consumption fell year-on-year., the numbers could indicate that it has risen since September. Diesel consumption stood at 1.082 million tons in September. Production was at 568,000 tons.

An official at the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) previously told Amwal Al Ghad that consumption for September and October stood at 2.5 million tons.