As 2016 is about to end, Egypt’s gas production increased from 4.35bcf/d in 2015 to 4.4bcf/d, after linking 4 new wells to the national grids during the year, reported Al Borsa News.

A source with the Egyptian Gas Holding Company (EGAS) said that Egypt will decrease natural gas imports from 1.25bcf to 1bcf in September due to the drop of gas consumed by electricity power plants.

Egypt Oil&Gas previously reported that the country had boosted its gas production with the addition of new wells to the national production grid. The wells are located in the Mediterranean, Nile Delta and Western Desert Concessions owned by Eni, BP and Shell.  EGAS issued a report to the Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, stating that the company successfully added Petrobel’s Nedoco North-West6, with gas production capacity 140mcf/d. In addition to adding Nedoco West2, with gas production capacity of 100mcf/d, sequentially boosting ENi’s Nooros field total gas production to 670mcf/d. The company also added Pharaonic Petroleum’s Taurt-8, with gas production capacity of 70mcf/d, and finally Badr el Din Petroleum (BAPETCO)’s STRA3-3 well, with gas production capacity of 20mcf/d.