Egypt currently consumes approximately 6 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) of natural gas, an official at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) told Amwal Al Ghad.

This figure, however, should fall over the winter due to a decline in consumption by gas-powered electricity plants, the official added.

Consumption has already begun to fall. Since peaking this summer at between 4.0 bcf/d and 4.1 bcf/d, natural gas consumption at Egypt’s power plants has fallen by 900 million cubic feet (mcf/d) to roughly 3.1-3.2 bcf/d, Amwal Al Ghad previously reported.

Egypt produces approximately 5.1 bcf/d of natural gas.