MoP: Natural Gas Optimum for All Vehicles

MoP: Natural Gas Optimum for All Vehicles

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has released a report detailing the benefits of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as the best fuel for all vehicles, according to a press release.

The report includes a guide for converting cars to run on natural gas, indicating that it only takes two to four hours to convert vehicles depending on its model. Per the statement, the petroleum sector added the car conversion program with conversions available for cars with an engine capacity of more than 2500 cc, as well as cars equipped with a turbocharger.

Additionally, the report states that all health, safety, and environment (HSE) measures are being adhered to throughout the process, indicating that the engine’s power should not be less than 70% to ensure the best performance of the car, and to determine the appropriate conversion method and volume of the cylinder capacity. Converting to natural gas does not mean disposing gasoline, as conversions also allow customers to shift between natural gas and gasoline, thus running on dual fuel.

The ministry stated that utilizing natural gas as fuel is very safe as the gas cylinder automatically closes to prevent any gas leakage. Not only that, but the cylinder is made of special steel to withstand high pressure and is manufactured according to international standards (ISO Standard 11349). 

Finally, car conversions will save about 50% to citizens, while fees for the conversion of the cars can be paid in installments without a down payment or interest.


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