The Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) increased amounts of exported gas through Shell’s Idku liquefaction plant to 800 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), compared to the 500 mmscf/d at the beginning of 2019.

The amounts of gas exported via Idku plant increased, giving Egypt a strong return to the global market after achieving natural gas self-sufficiency, Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum, told Al Borsa News.

Egypt increased exported gas amounts via Idku plant as the local consumption decreased in winter and the production grew, El Molla pointed out, adding that Egypt covered the needs of industrial sector, electricity power plants, vehicles, and households.

The ministry is starting to turn Egypt into a regional energy hub with its gas surplus exports via Idku plant and its natural gas exports to Jordan, El Molla noted.