The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) is filling 250,000 butane cylinders per week in order to meet the needs of its residential and commercial sectors, Amwal Al Ghad reports.

During the summer, consumption of butane cylinders ranged between 200,000 and 225,000 cylinders per week, the Head of EGPC, Abed Ezz El Regal, said, noting that it is increasing production to meet winter demand.

Linking households and commercial units to the national natural gas grid will help the country to decrease its dependency on butane, Ezz El Regal noted.

In preparation for higher butane consumption during the winter months, Egypt has taken steps to bolster its distribution capabilities, Egypt Oil & Gas previously reported. Recently opened warehouses have brought the country’s butane-storage capacity to 137,000 tons. There are also 2,980 distribution warehouses.