Output from Egypt’s refineries has edged up slightly this year, with January-July products output averaging 523,000 b/d. Production has been largely flat this decade since hitting a record 542,000 b/d for 2010.

And, although Egyptians’ thirst for refined products fell to 705,000 b/d in the first seven months of 2019, the lowest since 2009, Cairo still has a long way to go before it can meet demand. (CONTINUED - 782 WORDS)