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Egypt's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
3.815
Quadrillion Btu
27
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
3.183
Quadrillion Btu
31
Dry Natural Gas Production
2017
1,796
Billion Cubic Feet
16
Reinjected Natural Gas
2015
67
Billion Cubic Feet
22
Dry Natural Gas Consumption
2017
2,038
Billion Cubic Feet
13
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Map of Egypt
Map of Egypt

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: May 24, 2018

  • Egypt is the largest non-OPEC oil producer in Africa and the third-largest dry natural gas producer on the continent. The country also serves as a major transit route for oil shipped from the Persian Gulf to Europe and to the United States.
  • Egypt's oil consumption currently outpaces oil production, and one of the country's major challenges is to satisfy increasing oil demand amid falling production.
  • Egypt has the largest oil refining capacity in Africa, although it operates well below capacity. Egypt's aging refineries lack the capacity to produce higher-end petroleum products, relying on imports to make up for the shortfall.
  • Egypt became a net importer of natural gas in 2015 as a result of growing domestic demand and declining production levels. Substantial natural gas discoveries have generated significant interest among business investors and may potentially boost production and allow Egypt to become a net exporter again in the medium term.
  • Egypt plays a central role in the transit of crude oil between the Gulf states and the Mediterranean region. Natural gas is exported at much smaller volumes because domestic energy needs have taken priority over trade. Recent major natural gas discoveries could potentially lead to increasing exports in the medium term.

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