Egypt’s petroleum ministry has decided to start production from 12 natural gas fields in 2010/2011 in order to meet growing domestic demand for natural gas, pan-Arab Asharq Al Awsat daily reports.

This will bring the country’s output of sales gas to 6.7 billion cubic feet a day, the paper reports.

Average production of sales gas rose 9% in the first three years of Egypt’s five-year plan running from 2007 to 2012 to about 5.8 billion cubic feet a day, a report by state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. “EGAS”, said according to the daily.

(Source: Zawya)