Egypt consumed 3.3 million tons of natural gas in April 2018, compared to 3.2 million tons in winter, an official source at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) told Amwal Al Ghad.

Of all the country’s sectors, electricity-generating power plants, residential and industrial units consume the most natural gas, the source pointed out.

Egypt’s natural gas output recently increased to reach 5.7 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), compared to 5.5 bcf/d at the beginning of 2018, due to the production of new natural gas fields, including Zohr, North Alexandria and Atoll.

Egyptian natural gas output increased 24.8% year-on-year (Y.o.Y), reaching 3.191 million tons in February 2018 compared to 2.556 million tons in February 2017, Egypt Oil & Gas reported.

Statistics published by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reveal that consumption of natural gas in Egypt rose by 6.5% Y.o.Y to 3.249 million tons in February 2018, up from the 3.051 million tons consumed during the same month in 2017.