Egypt plans to have 1,000 natural gas stations by the end of 2021

Egypt plans to have 1,000 natural gas stations by the end of 2021

May 13, 2021

The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek al-Mulla informed that CNG filling stations are planned to rise from 306 to 1,000 by the end of 2021, which means an increase of more than 200%. The minister said that the policies and procedures followed by the country have supported the use of natural gas vehicles.

That will be partially achieved by providing natural gas refueling at the same stations that offer octane. Also, the private sector will be encouraged to introduce new service stations exclusive to CNG vehicles.

The sites allocated for those projects have been selected carefully, and work there shall go smoothly given the gas distribution network extended across the entire country.

The minister also highlighted the goal to convert 450,000 cars to run on natural gas over a 3-year period between 2020 and 2023. Of those, 250,000 would be brand new within a certain funding program offered to consumers. From July 2020 until now, 42,000 cars have been transformed making the total in the country 360,000, reported the local newspaper Egypt Today.

Photo: Hadeer Mahoud for The New York Times

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