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) 2017/18, said Mohamed Abdel Azzim, Deputy Head of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), 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 (mmscf/d).

Egypt’s production of natural gas increased by 1.6 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) in 2017, up to 5.5 bcf/d, Tarek El Molla, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, previously said, according to Reuters.

The minister pointed out that natural gas production will exceed 6 bcf/d before the end of 2018, reported Amwal Al Ghad.