Egypt’s natural gas production increased by around 23.9% year-on-year (Y.o.Y) reaching 3.453 million tons in December 2017, compared to 2.787 million tons in December 2016, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Meanwhile, consumption of natural gas in Egypt grew by 11.77% Y.o.Y to 3.6 million tons in December 2017, from the 3.25 million tons of natural gas consumed during the same month of the preceding year, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Natural gas output increased in December after a decline in November 2017 reaching 3.12 million tons from the 3.27 million tons produced in October 2017. Additionally, consumption rose from the November 3.472 million tons, which had fell from the 3.7 million tons used in October 2017.