Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, inaugurated an integrated fueling station in El Max neighborhood in Alexandria, after developing it to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling option, the ministry said in a statement.

The station, operated by Cooperation Petroleum Company (Copetrole) and Cargas, is compatible with the ministry’s program to spread CNG car fueling stations. The program aims at developing current fuel stations are developed to provide natural gas services, El Molla pointed out.

This comes in the framework of the national initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to support the use of natural gas as an economic and clean fuel.

The development of the station, which is located near the port of Alexandria, also aims to keep pace with the current developments and expansion witnessed by the port and to provide distinguished services that meet the needs of the port, El Molla noted.

New stations are anticipated to be opened to raise the number to 1000 fueling stations across the country.