U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Country Analysis Brief Overview
- Egypt is the largest non-OPEC oil producer in Africa and the second largest natural gas producer on the continent.
- One of Egypt's challenges is to satisfy increasing domestic demand for oil in the midst of falling domestic production. Although in recent years, oil output has experienced moderate increases from new production at smaller fields.
- Due to major recent discoveries, natural gas is likely to be the primary growth engine of Egypt's energy sector. However, growing domestic demand, supported by government subsides, has caused the government to regulate the amount of gas exports.
- The Suez Canal and Sumed Pipeline are strategic routes for Persian Gulf oil shipments to Europe. Closure of the Suez Canal and SUMED Pipeline would add an estimated 6,000 miles of transit around the continent of Africa.
- As a result of Egypt's growing domestic energy demand, the government plans to increase the amount of power generated from renewable sources, particularly wind and solar.
Analysis Last Updated: January 25, 2012
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-- = Not applicable; NA = Not available; F = Forecast value
Sources: EIA. For more detailed data, see International Energy Statistics.
Data last updated: February 12, 2013
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