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Major Principles

Local Gas Consumption

As for providing the needed energy for community development, a reflection of the increase in the rate of economic growth, mirroring a rapid increase in consumption across all sectors of the country. The strategy of Egyptian petroleum sector focuses on the local market demand and gives it absolute priority. Total local consumption of natural gas in 2016/2017 reached 1949BCF.

Natural Gas Consumption Sectors:

  • Electricity Sector
    Electricity Sector is the largest gas consumer, where natural gas consumption reached 1195 BSCF (3274 MMSCFD) representing 61 % of total local gas consumption.
  • Industry Sector
    Natural gas consumption by industry sector reached 449 BSCF (1229 MMSCFD) representing 23% of total local gas natural (Fertilizer 192 BSCF - Iron & Steel 56 BSCF - Cement 16 BSCF - other industries & Refractories 185 BSCF).
  • Petroleum Sector
    Natural gas consumption by petroleum sector (Petroleum & Petrochemical Companies – Methanol & Gas derivatives) reached 212 BSCF (580 MMSCFD) representing 11% of total local natural gas consumption.
  • Residential Sector
    Natural gas consumption by residential sector reached 80 BSCF (220 MMSCFD) representing 4% of total local natural gas consumption.
  • CNG Sector
    Natural gas consumption by CNG sector reached about 13 BSCF (36 MMSCFD) representing 1% of total local natural gas consumption.

Gas export and import

No quantities of Natural Gas were exported through pipelines in year 2016/2017 due to the reversal of the gas line as a result of the Reverse Flow Project from Jordan to Egypt, which began on 6 August 2015 LNG exported in year 2016/2017 reached 54.65 BCF (Equivalent Gas to LNG exported) by 14 cargoes Commercial Propane (Derivatives) exported in year 2016/2017 reached 424 Mtons (in 119 cargoes). Total LNG imported in year 2016/2017 reached 17048 thousand cubic meter (7518 Mtons) in 119 cargoes Total Gas sent out from gas import to National Grid reached 367 BCF.