A source in the petroleum ministry revealed to Egypt Oil & Gas the national plan for delivering natural gas to households until the end of 2017, which includes connecting 2m households in 26 governorates to the national gas grid. The national scheme for delivering gas to households will decrease the pressures on LPG subsidies, currently estimated at EGP 19m, thus, saving more than $7m annually. The source added that 30 percent of the plan is focused on small suburbs in each governorate, whereas they suffer from LPG crisis in winter, where the price in the black market reaches EGP 50 per LPG cylinder.