El Molla Reviews Progress of Natural Gas Utilization Expansion Project  

El Molla Reviews Progress of Natural Gas Utilization Expansion Project  

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla has received the report on the natural gas utilization expansion project for the fiscal year (FY) 2022/23 for the periodical follow-up.

The report mentioned that 61 new stations for natural gas supply have been established during the period from July 2022 to March 2023 which brings the total number of stations to 688 operated stations while another 221 are under preparation to start operation during the coming period with a total number of 909 stations. The target number of stations is 1,000 across Egypt.

It added that there are 50,000 vehicles converted to run with dual engine during the period between July 2022 to March 2023 bringing the total number of converted vehicles to 500,000 vehicles since the start of the project.

According to the report, nine conversion centers have been opened during the same period to bring the total number of the centers to 130. The report pointed out that 930 million cubic meters (mmcm) of natural gas have been sold during the mentioned period, increasing by 26% compared to the same period in the previous year which is an indication of the strong growth of using natural gas as fuel.

 El Molla affirmed the unprecedented expansion of the project in the light of presidential and governmental support through successful plans and programs during the past two years and a half to increase the rates of conversion and spread stations.


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