Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum Sameh Fahmy said that the ministry’s strategy aims to expand the use of natural gas in the various domains, giving priority to the needs of the domestic market and exporting the surplus.
The local consumption of natural gas increased to 25 million tones in 2005-2006, which represents a 48.6% of the overall local consumption of petroleum and gas products, he said.
The minister shed the light on the success achieved by the oil sector in inaugurating new markets to export liquefied gas in cooperation with international firms.