Egypt’s cabinet has approved a plan to ration electricity to save natural gas that it will instead divert to the export market to generate foreign currency. Egypt has suffered from an acute foreign currency shortage since Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine, which pushed up global commodity prices, led to the collapse of tourism from the two countries and drove up the cost of borrowing. SABC News reports that on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said the government hoped to reduce the amount of gas used to generate electricity by 15%. He said domestic power plants bought their natural gas at one-tenth the price that it could fetch on international markets.