The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, accompanied by Luxor Governor Mostafa Alham, inaugurated the first two integrated fuel stations to supply cars with natural gas to serve Luxor and its neighboring areas.

El Molla explained that the new stations are part of the ministry’s plan to establish 15 natural gas stations in Luxor to improve services provided to citizens nationwide, especially in Upper Egypt. He also added that the petroleum sector seeks to double the number of natural gas supply stations by the end of 2021.

During the inauguration, Nasser Amin, the Chairman of The Natural Gas Vehicles Company (Car Gas), stated that his company built the first station on 1,000 meters and has an operational capacity of 900 cubic meters of natural gas per hour and can supply about 1,200 cars with natural gas per day. For his side, Abdel Fattah Farhat, the Chairman of the Egyptian International Gas Technology (Gastec), added that his company built the second station with 800 cubic meters natural gas operational capacity per hour and can supply about 1,500 cars with natural gas per day.

For his part, Alham affirmed his full support to the ministry’s plan to increase the number of integrated natural gas supply stations to increase the beneficiaries from this service.