Minister of Petroleum and Mineral resources, Tarek El Molla, inaugurated the integrated fuelling station in Abbasiya, a district in Cairo, the ministry said in a press release.

The station was developed to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel, both 92-octanes and 95-octanes Benzene, as well as electrical fuel-recharging.

The fueling station carries the logos of GASTEC and Eni.

Egypt targets expansion in CNG usage as vehicles fuel under the umbrella of a presidential initiative launched by President, Abdel Fattah El Sisi, to provide citizens with excellent services, while  achieving full economic benefit and easing the burdens shouldered by them, El Molla stated during the inauguration ceremony.

“The oil and gas sector persists in the expansion to fulfill the presidential initiative as it doubled its CNG fueling stations to reach 375 across the country, compared to 180 stations less than a year ago,” El Molla noted.

Egypt aims to operate an unprecedented number of CNG stations to reach 400 fueling stations in the near future as a part of an inclusive plan to have 1000 CNG fueling stations.