The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, has inaugurated the National Advanced Transmission and Automation Center (NATA), which is built by the Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO), according to a press release.

This inauguration ceremony was attended by Former Petroleum Ministers, Sameh Fahmy; Abdullah Ghorab; and Osama Kama; in addition to Head of GASCO, Yasser Salah and other official petroleum leaders.

Salah discussed how the center was developed by updating its SCADA system in line with the Modernization Project and linked to other systems to reach a unified vision for controlling the natural gas grid.

GASCO has also signed a cooperation protocol with the Petroleum Pipelines Company, on the sidelines of the celebration on the 45th Petroleum Day. The protocol aims at updating the national grid for trading and transporting crude oil and petroleum products in addition to utilizing smart technologies and assisting in the establishment of a national controlling center for pipelines.

The protocol was signed by Salah and Emad Abdel Kader, the Head of Petroleum Pipelines.

For his part, El Molla expressed his appreciation for such efforts, confirming the importance of communication between generations. He affirmed the significant role of petroleum employees and their efforts in pushing the development of the sector during COVID-19.