The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) aims to increase gas production by 4.8 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) by June 2022, bringing the total gas production in Egypt to about 11.3 bcf/d, Amwal Al Ghad reports.

This comes as the oil and gas sector plans to develop gas fields through 19 projects with a production capacity between 4.5 and 4.8 bcf/d, a source from EGAS said.

The development work of gas fields in the past four years has contributed to unprecedented levels of increase in production, with the current total production of natural gas reaching 6.5 bcf/d, the source added, pointing out that the exploration work in the Red Sea will also bolster gas production.