Egypt producing 7.2 bcf per day of natural gas - cabinet

Rapid growth in Egypt's natural gas supplies over recent years turned it from a net importer to exporter in late 2018

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. The Mostord oil refinery in Cairo, May 6, 2008.

Image used for illustrative purpose. The Mostord oil refinery in Cairo, May 6, 2008.

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CAIRO - Egypt's production of natural gas stands at an average of 7.2 billion cubic feet (bcf) per day, the cabinet said in a statement on Saturday.

Production stood at 7 bcf last September, up from 6.8 bcf at the end of June 2019. 

Rapid growth in Egypt's natural gas supplies over recent years turned it from a net importer to exporter in late 2018.

In January, Egypt began importing gas from Israel as part of efforts to turn itself into a regional gas hub.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy Writing by Aidan Lewis. Editing by Jane Merriman) ((Aidan.Lewis@tr.com; +20-1001174410;))

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