Egypt’s imports of gasoline are increasing, although diesel imports have levelled out. Delays to key $3.7bn new upgrading capacity means gasoline imports will continue rising until well into 2018.

Egypt’s gasoline imports are rising, even though refiners are holding gasoline production steady. First quarter gasoline net imports averaged 71,000 b/d, the same level recorded for 2016 as a whole. However, Q1 2017 net gasoline imports are almost 40% higher than the 51,000 b/d...