Egypt witnesses unprecedented increase in oil, gas production: minister

Egyptian petroleum minister Tarek El-Molla said an unprecedented increase in Egypt’s gas and petroleum production was seen during 2019.

Some 7.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 650,000 barrels of crude oil are produced daily, he said.

The highest rate of oil production was reported in August with 1.9 million barrels daily.

The total output of petroleum materials hit 84.2 million tons in 2019, up by seven percent from 2018.

More than 43,000 vehicles are now operating on natural gas, bringing the total number of gas-powered vehicles to 300,000.

Around 1.2 million housing units are supplied with natural gas to bring to 10.7 million the number of gas-run households.