With the Zohr natural gas field coming online last week, Egypt’s natural gas output rose to 5.5 bcf/d, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, told Reuters.

The country had been producing 5.1 bcf/d, the news agency reports.

Natural gas production had already climbed significantly during 2017. Natural gas output has altogether risen 25% from the 4.4 bcf/d produced in 2016, according to Reuters.