The Egyptian International Gas Technology (Gastec) began conducting an operational trial for new natural gas supply station in Hurghada, according to a statement.

The new station is the third of its kind in the city operating with a pressure capacity of 1,100 cubic meters per hour (m³/ h) and three charging points. The project is in cooperation with the Armed Forces’ National Service Projects Organization (NSPO) and part of an agreement between the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MoP) and the Ministry of Defense. The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and Natural Gas Vehicles Company (Car gas) represent MoP, and Wataniya Petroleum and NSPO represent the latter.

The agreement will expand the natural gas supply stations on a large scale as a part of the state’s plan to expand the use of natural gas as an alternative fuel. 

Currently, Gastec has 100 natural gas supply stations spread across 22 governorates.