Egypt’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports via the Idku liquefaction plant have increased by 73.3% since November to reach 520 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), an official source at the Ministry of Petroleum told Reuters.

A source reported in November that plant operator Shell had increased LNG exports from the terminal to 300 mmscf/d, up from 250 mmscf/d in October.

The exported LNG comes from the production shares of Shell and Malaysia’s Petronas, as well as Egypt’s two main state-owned oil and gas firms.

The Ministry of Petroleum plans to operate the Idku plant at maximum capacity in order to export LNG to global markets by fiscal year 2020/21, Al Borsa previously reported.

Shell exports a LNG shipment via Idku every 10 days.