The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) sold 550,000 butane cylinders during the past two weeks as the temperature fell and butane consumption increased, according to Amwal Al Ghad.

The state-owned company was selling approximately 210,000 butane cylinders per week during the summer, the Head of EGPC, Abed Ezz El Regal, told the newspaper.

He noted that consumption of butane should fall as more households are linked to the natural gas grid.

In November, Ezz El Regal told Amwal Al Ghad that EGPC was filling 250,000 butane cylinders per week in preparation for winter demand.

There are currently 2,980 butane distribution warehouses in Egypt.