Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla inaugurated a project to develop the main workshops and warehouses of Egypt Gas in Abu Rawash.
It is one of the logistical support areas that meets a large part of the requirements and needs of the national project to deliver gas to homes, in addition to delivering gas to the villages covered by the Haya Karima (‘Decent Life’) initiative. This also comes within the framework of the Ministry’s plans to establish and rapidly spread natural gas fueling stations throughout the Republic, the ministry said in a statement.
During the tour, El Molla explained that this project is one of the models included in the program to develop and modernize the sector, which began in 2016, for petroleum assets and facilities that serve the projects and services of the oil and gas sector, and the introduction of the latest technological and scientific methods and digital transformation in their operation.
The ministry’s strategy attached importance to developing assets and keeping pace with technological developments within the framework of a broader vision that includes increasing production and establishing new production projects to serve Egypt’s ambitions.
El Molla explained the development achieved over the past years in the rates of natural gas delivery to homes and the innovative solutions that supported the increase in delivery rates, including the initiative to install the cost borne by the citizen in the areas where gas enters for the first time.
The minister and his entourage listened to a presentation by Wael Gowayed, Egypt Gas Chairman and CEO, about the project to develop the main workshops and warehouses of Egypt Gas in Abu Rawash.
Gowayed explained that the presence of Egypt’s gas as a main outlet in the national project to deliver natural gas to homes and the distinguished business results it achieves must be accompanied by a comprehensive development in all its capabilities and cadres.
The project includes the development of all warehouses on an area of 75,000 square meters and an increase in the storage area by 25%, to be sufficient to store raw materials that cover Egypt’s gas needs for a full year. This supports its plan to deliver to half a million home customers, in addition to gas delivery projects within the Haya Karima initiative, Gowayed pointed out.