The traffic of oil and gas tankers passing through the Suez Canal in April have dropped, compared to the previous number recorded in March, said officials at the Suez Canal Authority.
 
Last month, 259 oil tankers, carrying 8,1 million tones, passed through the canal, which represents a drop of 50 oil tankers from March 2010, when 309 oil tankers, carrying 10,2 million tones, crossed the canal.
 
According to sources, a slight drop in the number of gas tankers was recorded as well; 64 gas tankers passed through the canal in April, carrying 7,041 million tones, compared to 66 gas tankers, with a capacity of 7,1 million tones in March.