Egypt’s total natural gas production reached around 5.4 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) in February 2018, a source in the oil and gas sector has revealed, according to Egypt Today.

The source also said that two new wells in the Zohr field will begin production in April 2018, bringing the total production from the field to 700 million cubic feet per day.

Meanwhile, a well-informed source in the sector said that the country’s average consumption recorded 5.5 bcf/d during February 2018, Youm7 reported.

Egypt’s natural gas output is predicted to reach almost 6 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) by the end of fiscal year (FY) 2017/2018, Mohamed Abdel Azzim, Deputy Head of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), previously stated, according to Amwal Al Ghad.

Abdel Azzim added that nine natural gas projects are currently being completed in order to raise production, chiefly including the completion of phase one of Zohr natural gas field development project. The field started its early production in mid-December 2017, with a production capacity of 350 million standard cubic feet per day (mscf/d).