Egypt has achieved a remarkable rate of connecting residential units to the natural gas grid, by adding about 1.76 million units since July 2018, according to a statement by the Ministry of Petroleum.

The number of units connected to the natural gas grid during FY 2018/2019 will reach a total of 1.21 million by June 30, exceeding the targeted 1.2 million households.

The Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El-Molla discussed measurements to install pre-paid natural gas, as part of a project that will see new meters being installed for 300,000 clients in FY2020/21, and 500,000 in FY 2021/22.

Expanding the natural gas grid has helped reduce butane consumption by more than 7% during FY 2018/19, El-Molla noted as he chaired a meeting to follow up on the national natural gas delivery project.

The meeting was attended by Osama El-Bakly, the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) Chairman, EGAS Deputy Chairman for Planning and Projects Moustafa Helal, alongside Petrojet Chairman Waleed Lotfy, and the heads of companies involved in the natural gas delivery project.