Town Gas Company hopes to deliver natural gas to around 285,000 households by the end 2018, an official source at the company told Amwal Al Ghad.

The company is responsible for pumping natural gas to households, industrial units and commercial properties in areas such as Cairo, Giza, Port Said, and Alexandria. It currently contributes around 42% of the total gas delivered to households in the governorates in which it operates.

Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla last month told DMC TV that the government has so far connected 9 million households to the national gas grid, Arab Finance reported.