Production of natural gas slipped approximately 4.37% in September compared to the previous month, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Output dipped to 3.217 million tons in September, down from 3.365 million tons in August.

Natural gas production remains up for the year, rising 16.94% from the 2.751 million tons produced in September 2016, according to statistics released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Consumption mirrored production in September, falling to 3.769 million tons from 4.577 million tons in August, a 17.65% decline.

Despite the contraction, however, consumption was up 9.06% from September 2016.