Natural Gas Expansion Fuels Sinai’s Development Surge

Natural Gas Expansion Fuels Sinai’s Development Surge

The Cabinet Media Center released a report featuring infographics that showcase the unprecedented boom in Sinai, along with major development and reconstruction projects in cities along the Suez Canal. The report also highlights the benefits of the past decade’s security and development strategies.

The report attributed the surge in support for the Sinai and cities along the Suez Canal by expanding the natural gas network. As the increase in the length of the implemented natural gas delivery lines reached 217.8%, reaching 3,226 kilometers in March 2024, compared to 1,015 kilometers in June 2014.

In addition, the rate of increase in the number of car fueling stations with natural gas reached 250%, reaching 84 stations in March 2024, compared to 24 stations in June 2014.

While the percentage increase in commercial establishments to which natural gas was connected reached 331.3%, recording 4,555 establishments in March 2024, compared to 1,056 establishments in June 2014.

Regarding the percentage of increase in residential units to which natural gas was connected, according to the report, it reached 68%, reaching 645,000 units in March 2024, compared to 384,000 units in June 2014.

In addition, the rate of increase in centers for converting cars to run on natural gas reached 80%, as the number reached 18 centers in March 2024, compared to 10 centers in June 2014.

The report mentioned the most prominent natural gas production projects. For the Zohr  field development project, the average production of the project is 2.4 billion cubic feet of gas per day, while the production capacity of the second and third phases of the North Sinai field development project is 100 million cubic feet of gas per day.

The report touched on renewable energy projects, including the Gabal El-Zeit wind power station, at a cost of EGP 12 billion and with a nominal capacity of 580 megawatts.

In addition, the value of the contract to implement the wind power station in Suez reached EGP 4.3 billion, with a nominal capacity of 250 megawatts.

Sarah Samir 3471 Posts

Sarah has been writing in the oil and gas field for 8 years. She has a Bachelor Degree in English Literature. She has three years of experience in the banking sector.

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