Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla revealed an integrated work plan that is underway to expand the use of natural gas as a primary source of fuel for cars, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The Ministry of Petroleum aims to convert 50,000 vehicles to run on natural gas annually instead of gasoline and diesel, and motivate citizens to convert their cars to a bi-fuel system.

El Molla pointed out that the government aims to provide consumers with different types of fuel to the local market, especially after natural gas has been widely accepted among citizens.

He mentioned the importance of the program for the mass transportation and its positive effects on the rationalization of gasoline and diesel consumption, which will help in achieving the optimal use of natural resources.

The ministry is reinforcing its vision by establishing gas stations across various governorates and providing the needed facilities to supply and convert vehicles to run on natural gas.

The total number of gas-powered vehicles reached 270,000, which are served through 190 filing stations across the country.