Driven by a significant gas boom since 2015, Egypt has been working since 2019 to develop its natural gas transport capacities in order to facilitate access to its population. The connection works will cover the entire territory by 2023.
This is the envelope planned by the Egyptian authorities to be devoted to the development of the public natural gas distribution network. This amount will be used to increase the length of fuel distribution lines, while modernizing and maintaining existing conduits, which are not fully exploited. 4 new lines, 180 km long, will become operational in the coming months.
According to sources at the Oil Ministry cited by Arab News, this investment is in line with efforts to make Egypt a regional energy hub. At the end of 2019, Cairo announced its ambition to increase the size of the gas distribution network over the next four years. Last year, around five new natural gas transmission lines were launched, bringing an additional length of 76 kilometers.
According to the authorities, if the plan is scrupulously implemented, the network will have a total length of 8,750 kilometers by the end of 2023. It should be noted that the country is already self-sufficient in natural gas and that it is working currently developing additional capacities to anticipate future demands and serve the MENA region.
Source Ecofin Agency