Natural gas Transmission & Distribution
GASCO is a pioneer in promoting the utilization of natural gas in Egypt through its presence at every point of the Egyptian gas chain. So natural gas transmission & Distribution is the core of Gasco mission focusing on urging and encouraging the use of natural gas, serving different industries and sectors to replace liquid fuels by natural gas as a clean fuel while making gas available and affordable ensuring satisfaction of the local market requirements of natural gas according to the plan of the Ministry of Petroleum .
By the end of year 2017 the total average of natural gas distributed through the national gas grid reached 156 MMSCMD against 37 MMSCMD in 1997 achieving development rate amounting 428%.
GASCO consumers are almost everywhere in Egypt covering different industries and sectors in both local market and export. By the end of year 2017 the number of direct customers to GASCO reached 523 Customers.
GASCO is keen to maintain customer satisfaction through providing the best service providing prompt response to any complaint to ensure the quality of service. We have built up our customer trust and managed to set new standards in efficiency and commitment satisfying the needs of different sectors.
During the 1st half of year 2014 , 24.3 BSCM of natural gas local marker distribution :
Power Generation Sector
This sector has always been the major consumer in terms of growth rate. GASCO supplied gas directly to 40 power stations in addtion to 12 power stations for Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) and the 9th is fed off grid. These stations consumed about 62 % of the total quantity of gas distributed.
In the coming few years, about 14 new stations are to be supplied with natural gas.
Local distribution companies (LDCs)
Second in consumption rate of natural gas in Egypt, we have 15 LDCs distributed all over the country, which in turn supply gas for domestic, commercial, industrial sectors and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations as a vehicular fuel. The quantity of gas consumed through Local distribution companies represent about 22 % of the total quantity distributed locally ( without their power stations ).
Third in consumption rate of natural gas in Egypt, we have 384 industrial factories (Iron & Steel, Fertilizers, Cements, Ceramics, …..). The quantity of gas consumed by this sector is about 12 % of the total quantity distributed locally.
Petroleum, Petrochemicals & Methanol Sector
Fourth in consumption rate of natural gas in Egypt, we supply natural gas to Natural Gas Processing Plants to extract gas derivatives and valuable components for the Petrochemical industry, in addition to using natural gas as a fuel for petroleum refineries. The quantity of gas consumed by this sector is about 10 % of the total quantity distributed locally.