Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla highlighted the importance of adhering to the timelines for implementing the state’s plan to expand the use of natural gas in cars and accelerating the plan for the rapid deployment of stations through coordination between petroleum and natural gas marketing companies, ministries and relevant authorities in the country.
This came during a periodic meeting to follow up on the implementation of the national project to expand the use of natural gas to fuel cars and the plan for the rapid deployment of gas supply stations. This comes while global economy is facing new challenges which have led to an increase in the prices of raw materials and main components, whether necessary for the establishment of stations or needed in the processes of converting cars to run on natural gas.
El Molla also directed the expansion in conversion and maintenance centers and their spread in major cities and high-density population centers in various governorates of Egypt to meet the needs of citizens wishing to convert their cars to run on natural gas.
The meeting reviewed the progress of the remaining stations in the plan to rapidly expand stations supplying natural gas. This is in addition to reviewing the number of cars converted to work with natural gas, which witnessed an increase of 45% until the end of July 2022 compared to the same period of the previous year.
The status of increasing the conversion centers and car refueling stations with natural gas in Sharm El-Sheikh, in the context of hosting the World Climate Summit COP27 next November, was also discussed in the meeting.