Egypt's electricity makes up 60% of gas consumption

Manufacturing and household sectors acquired 12% and 6% of gas consumption

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Electricity pylons and power transmission lines are seen along a road in Cairo, Egypt September 10, 2017.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Electricity pylons and power transmission lines are seen along a road in Cairo, Egypt September 10, 2017.

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Cairo –  Egypt's consumption of natural gas posted a more than 20-fold increase to reach 47 million tonnes in fiscal year (FY) 2020/2021, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El-Molla, said.

The electricity sector accounted for 60% of gas consumption during the year ended 30 June, while the manufacturing and household sectors acquired 12% and 6% of gas consumption, respectively, El-Molla added in a statement on Sunday.

The country aims to increase household consumption to 7% in FY21/22 by expanding the natural gas network, the minister noted, adding that the number of households connected to the network reached 2.3 million over the last 41 years, 50% of which were connected during the last seven years.

Source: Mubasher

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