Royal Dutch Shell has increased its exports of natural gas from the Idku liquefaction facility to 300 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), up from 250 mmscf/d in October, a source at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) told Al Borsa.

Exports increased due to the declining gas consumption of power plants during the winter, the source explained.

Shell exports a shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) every 10 days, according to Idku’s export records.

The Dutch oil giant’s ownership of the Idku plant has enabled it to export natural gas from its offshore Burullus and Rosetta fields.

The Ministry of Petroleum plans to operate the Idku plant at maximum capacity in order to export LNG to global markets by fiscal year 2020/21.