Egypt record output of 6.6bn cfd for September (MEES, 5 October), has spurred record consumption. Latest official figures for August have gas consumption at a record 6.503bn while 4.475bn cfd of that went toward electricity generation. In July, Siemens completed the construction of three 4.8GW gas fired plants which have increased Egypt’s total installed capacity to close to 50GW, with gas fired plants making up 66% (MEES, 3 August).

Increased gas availability will also benefit...