Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla launched a new Car Gas/Watania natural gas fueling station in Shorouk City, the ministry said in a statement.
The minister also inspected the three new natural gas supply stations in the New Capital, which are being implemented in cooperation between Cargas, Gastec, and Watania Oil Marketing companies.
El Molla stated that the four stations are part of the strategic plan to expand and increase the spread of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations across the Republic’s provinces, roads, highways, and urban expansion in new cities.
This comes in line with the presidential initiative to maximize the reliance on natural gas and the strong momentum given by President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s support for the activity of converting cars to run on natural gas as fuel and double the number of supply stations. El Molla pointed out that the deployment plan is moving at a good pace achieving its goals, whether in doubling the number of stations or increasing the number of cars benefiting from this service and its economic and environmental returns.
These initiatives are in line with the sector’s commitment to the climate change agreements and hosting of the World Climate Summit COP27, scheduled to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh in November.
Car Gas Chairman Hassanein Mohammed explained that the new supply station “Cargas / Wataniya – Sunrise”, which was inaugurated according to the latest model and can pump 12,000 cubic meters of natural gas per day. This means it will have the capacity to serve 800 cars per day. The station Cargas / Watania – 4 new capital, can pump 14,000 cubic meters and serve 900 cars daily, he added.
Meanwhile, Gastec Chairman, Abdel Fattah Farhat, explained that the two natural gas car fueling stations in the new capital, which are stations capital 1 – capital 8, have an operational capacity of 750 cubic meters per hour each.