Egypt’s natural gas production increased by around 300 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), reaching around 6.9 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), an official source at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) told Amwal Al Ghad.

The development of gas fields, including Zohr, as well as a number of newly operating wells, directly contributed to increasing natural gas output and meeting sectors’ demands, the source noted.

Egypt secures its projects’ natural gas needs, especially in the sectors that consume gas the most, such as the electricity; residential and industrial sectors, then it exports surplus as it works to develop its petrochemical industry to increase the value of gas.