Egypt has around 400 fueling stations providing compressed natural gas (CNG) as vehicles’ fuel, as the number of stations multiplied in few months, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, stated.

This comes as a part of the ministry’s efforts to avail new CNG fueling stations across the governorates since the start of the presidential initiative to expand the usage of CNG as vehicles’ fuel.

The ministry aims to boost the number of CNG stations to reach 1000 across the country, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry added 170 new stations and it is completing operating 45 other ones, El Molla noted.

He also noted that it is working on establishing new 408 fueling stations to be linked to the service soon, adding that 200 new stations will be established later.

Meanwhile, 51,000 vehicles were converted to run on CNG in the FY 2020/2021, El Molla noted, pointing out that the presidential initiative aims at converting another 250,000 vehicles over three years.

The ministry added 27 conversion centers in FY2020/2021 compared to 7 centers in FY2019/2020, raising the number of conversion centers to 105.