2.1Million, or 26.5% of that number, were connected between 2013 and 2016. The country hopes to have connected an additional 715,000Households by the end of 2017.
Egypt started connecting households to natural gas in 1980, but for the first 20 years, only one million households were connected.
Despite the surge in the growth of household connections, some provinces (governorates) are still not part of the grid.
The Marsa Matrouh governorate, located in the north-western part of the country, with some parts bordering Libya, was connected for the first time between 2013 and 2016.