Egypt’s petroleum sector has operated the first mobile station in Egypt and the Middle East region for supplying vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG), according to a statement.

The project comes in line with the petroleum sector’s keenness to provide new outlets for supplying vehicles with natural gas. According to the statement, the project is an addition to the natural gas supply stations expansion project across Egypt. The mobile station has a capacity to supply CNG to 500 vehicles every 12 hours, which increases to 1,000 vehicles per day with refilling.

Additionally, the ministry plans to deploy 10 more mobile stations in different areas to meet the people’s needs especially in remote areas where there are no natural gas stations as well as tourist areas and resorts.

It is worth noting that the mobile station can transport and store large quantities of natural gas amounting to 5,000 cubic meters. This makes it suitable to supply industrial and commercial facilities and making it useful in cases of emergency and maintenance of gas networks and stations.