The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum announced that the gas consumption of electricity power plants decreased from 3.7bcf/d to be 3.4bcf/d as a result of moderate temperatures during September, reported Al Borsa. Furthermore, Mazut consumption of electricity power plants also decreased from 30,000t to 28,000t per day, while diesel consumption reached 3,000t per day.

Egypt Oil&Gas previously reported that a source from the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources stated that Egypt had reached in August its maximum importation capacity of 1.3bcf/d of gas through Floating Storage Regasification Units (FSRU) stationed at Sokhan Port and a pipeline with Jordan.

Moreover, Egypt’s gas production had increased from 4.35bcf/d in 2015 to 4.4bcf/d in 2016, after linking 4 new wells to the national grids during the year which paved the way, along with the drop of gas consumed by electricity power plants, for Egypt to decrease its natural gas imports from 1.25bcf to 1bcf in September.