The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) recently succeeded in pumping 250,000 butane cylinders during the past week to cover the demands of the commercial and residential sectors across the country, Amwal Al Ghad reported.

Butane pumping rates peaked at 275,000 butane cylinders per week during winter, which were distributed via EGPC’s warehouses that will be decreased along with connecting households to the national natural gas grid, stated Abed Ezz El Regal, head of EGPC.

The Egyptian oil and gas sector is distributing butane cylinders through 174 warehouses, which contribute directly to meeting most of Egyptian sectors’ consumption of butane, Ezz El Regal pointed out.

EGPC’s head highlighted the need for cooperation between the private sector and the Ministry of Supply in order to meet the country’s needs.