The Egyptian International Gas Technology (Gastec) signed a cooperation protocol with Total Energies to add facilities for supplying natural gas inside its fuel stations, according to a ministerial statement.

The protocol sheds light on the expanding cooperation between the petroleum sector companies and the private sector. Furthermore, both companies agreed to start the first phase of establishing about 10 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, followed by other phases targeting most of Total Energies stations across the country.

The signing of the protocol came in conjunction with the directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to start implementing the national project to expand the number of CNG fueling stations to cover all governorates of the country. The signatories included Total Egypt’s Managing Director Peyami Oven and Gastec Chairman & Managing Director Abdel Fattah Farhat.

Farhat said that the fruitful cooperation will allow the provision of facilities for supplying natural gas within the stations of Total Energies, which has a wide network of stations across the country.

For his part, Ofen expressed his happiness with the agreement as it aligns with Total Energies’ ambition to play an influential role in the energy transformation at a global level.

It should be noted that  Petroleum Ministry implements the latest technologies used in this field, including the use of the first mobile station in Egypt and the Middle East to refuel various types of cars and vehicles with compressed natural gas in places far from the main natural gas network, in addition to the electronic application that was launched to locate the nearest stations.