E-Finance’s Smart Cards Manager, Khaled Abdel Ghany, stated to Egypt Oil&Gas that 12,000 more Egyptian citizens applied for fuel smart cards throughout this week, adding that the fuel smart cards system has been used to ensure delivering subsidies to eligible beneficiaries.

Abdel Ghany pointed out that the program’s responsible team is ready to launch its third phase across the country upon reaching 6.5m applying eligible beneficiaries, according to the Presidency and the Cabinet’s recommendations.

Abdel Ghany explained that launching the second phase of the fuel smart card system helped in ending the fuel crisis in Egypt and contributed in controlling distribution, which prevented the activities of the black markets.

He stated that 100% of filling stations are now working with the smart cards system starting from receiving benzene and diesel from storage warehouses to reaching the filling stations safely. He further pointed out that the system’s operation chamber has databases that helped the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) to distribute fuel equally among the governorates.