Middle East Economic Survey


No 34



Egypts Domestic Energy Consumption Up By 160% In Two Decades

Domestic energy consumption in Egypt has risen by 160% in the two decades between 1982-83 and 2003-04, according to the countrys Oil Minister Sameh Fahmy, speaking on 26 July. In 1982-83 it totaled 17.7mn tons, rising to 26.6mn tons in 1992-93, to 43.7mn tons in 2002-03, and to 46.1mn tons (23.1mn tons of petroleum products and 23.0mn tons of natural gas) in 2003-04, or an...