The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) agreed with the Ministry of Agriculture to prioritize supplying natural gas in the summer months to fertilizer factories that feed the local market.

An official at EGAS told the Daily News Egypt that approximately 307 mcf of gas daily will be pumped to fertilizer factories of their total requirements, which amount to 510 mcf.

He stated that the available amounts of natural gas are supplied to the Talkha, Abu Qir Fertilizers, MOPCO, and Al-Masriya Fertiliser 2 factories.

The official said that natural gas is no longer pumped to factories that export all their production. The Ministry of Petroleum gives priority to fertiliser factories that feed the local market, and does not provide gas to exporting factories.

Source: Daily News Egypt