The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)’s CEO, Tarek El Hadidy, stated that EGPC supplies around 1m butane bottles per day during winter in order to cover local demands all over the country, reported Amwal Al Ghad.

Additionally, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, previously stated that the sector is ongoing in its plans to increase pumping butane bottles specially that consumption increases in winter.

El Hadidy added that the oil and gas sector is adapting several strategies within the industry to boost the number of butane bottles supplied to all Egyptian governorates in order to cover citizens’ demands by expanding transportation vehicles network.

He pointed out that brick kilns and hens’ farms consume huge amounts of butane bottles during winter which increases pressure on the oil and gas sector to secure their needs.

In related news, Egypt Oil&Gas reported early December that Egypt had discharged the first butane cargo docking at the Middle East Oil Tankage & Pipelines Company (MIDTAP) in Deikheila Port. The shipment had contained 12,000t, and was transported to Petrogas’ storage units in Wadi El Qamar Area in Alexandria via the newly constructed 14km pipeline, thus linking to Midor’s pipelines.