61BCM of Gas Pumped Through National Grid in 2020

Source: www.oilegypt.com 3/16/2021, Location: Africa

The Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) said that nearly 61.1 billion cubic meters of gas pumped, through the National Gas Grid, to the domestic market and exported in 2020.

The electricity sector has a first priority as it has been supplied with 60% of the total distribution, it noted.

During a general assembly meeting of GASCO, Petroleum Minister Tareq el Mulla said that his ministry's strategy attaches great importance to expediate the implementation of projects to raise the efficiency and support the national natural gas network.

The ministry's strategy also aims at continuing development of the National Energy Control Center (NECC) and Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, taking into account the future needs of gas activities in Egypt, Mulla said.

The minister also directed to beef up coordination between GASCO and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and set up an overall plan to serve the national gas grid till 2040.


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