The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) produces approximately 290,000 tons of diesel per week, a source at EGPC told Amwal Al Ghad.

The diesel is used to meet the Egypt’s domestic requirements, providing diesel to both individual consumers and large-scale electricity plants, the source noted.

As demand outstrips domestic refining operations, the country also imports diesel to meet its diesel requirements. The source noted that increased domestic production of crude oil and condensates should lead to higher diesel-refinement numbers.

In fiscal year 2016/2017, Egypt produced an average of 626,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil and condensates, Egypt Oil & Gas previously reported.

The government, in an effort to increase its Egypt’s refining capacity, is currently expanding the Middle East Oil Refinery (MIDOR) to increase its refining capacity to 175,000 barrels per day (b/d), Egypt Oil & Gas reported earlier this month.