Over the past nine years, the oil and gas sector has succeeded in expanding the national project to deliver natural gas to homes in the cities and villages of Egypt, doubling the delivery rates to residential units, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MoPMR) said in a statement.
Accordingly, the number of units benefiting from natural gas services across Egypt increased from 6 million households in 2014 to about 14.2 million housing units in 2023, which will provide this urban service to more than 62 million citizens.
It is noteworthy that more than 60% of the housing units benefiting from gas nationwide were connected to the service between 2014 and 2023. Natural gas was delivered to more than 8 million housing units at a cost of EGP 40 billion during this period.
In parallel, Egypt took into account the social dimension in bearing the costs of delivery and reducing the burden on the citizen in the areas that are most in need during the launch of the MoPMR’s initiative in July 2018.
The expansion of the delivery of natural gas to residential units led to the rationalization of the consumption of butane cylinders and the accompanying costs, support, and burdens on the state and the citizen. The volume of consumption of butane that was provided reached about 256 million butane gas cylinders annually as a result of replacing natural gas as a fuel in homes.
The presidential initiative Haya Karima ( “Decent Life”) contributed to achieving a strong start in projects to deliver natural gas to the villages of rural Egypt and achieving the benefit of our people in these villages from this service as well as sparing them the burdens of handling and using butane cylinders.
The first phase of the initiative included completing the connection of internal and external natural gas networks to about 400 villages, and work is underway in around 414 villages to complete them.