The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) decreased the natural gas amounts exported via Idku liquefaction plant to 500 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) instead of the 800 mmscf/d exported in March, a source at the company told Al Borsa Newspaper.

This took place as Royal Dutch Shell decreased the amount of its gas exports to global markets according to contracts that have been agreed upon, the source noted.

The exported amounts are decided based on the contracts, while ensuring the regular natural gas supply in the national grid does not get affected.

By June 2019, the total gas amounts required for Idku to operate with 1.13 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) will be available in the grid.