Egypt’s daily national consumption of 95-octane benzene has increased by over 480% to average 530,000 liters in April 2018, compared to 110,000 liters before June 2017, the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, has said, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The consumption increase was led by the new 95-octane benzene product released in February 2018, which is available at ExxonMobil and Total gas stations, the minister explained.

El Molla said that the new benzene will eventually be available at every gas station in the country. The remaining outlets are currently in the phase of processing additions to pave the way to launching every company’s new benzene brand.

95-octane now accounts for 2% of the total benzene consumption in April 2018, compared to 0.4% in June 2017, El Molla said.