Tarek El Molla, the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, convened a meeting to follow up on the preparations being currently made to ensure there is a sufficient supply of butane gas for winter.

The plan encompasses expanding production capacity at refining factories, as well as LPG pipelines, and preparing the schedule for imports as well as diversifying supply sources.

There are also other ongoing projects, such as LPG depots and ports being upgraded to receive butane, reported al-Borsa.

El Molla pointed out that Al-Dikhala and Wadi Ferran are new ports that have been added to the existing three ports in Alexandria, Suez, and Shuqayr. The additions are meant to achieve better geographic distribution of the imported fuel.

During the meeting El Molla also spoke about the ongoing implementation of LPG depots that are being established, with 7 in Alexandria equipped with a storage capacity of 4,800 tons, and 4 in Sohag with a capacity of 5,600 tons.

El Molla also reviewed the progress being made with Petrobel’s butane gas pipeline, which will connect the port of Wadi Ferran to the Gulf of Suez. The 13 km long line is almost complete and will soon feed the Upper Egypt governorates with butane.