Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tareq El Molla, held meeting to follow up on the natural gas car conversion project and the expansion of the natural gas service stations to reach 1000 stations by the end of 2021, according to a press release.

During the meeting, El Molla stated that 306 natural gas stations are currently in operation nationwide, as well as 100 natural gas conversion centers.

El Molla affirmed that the presidential initiative for car conversion has strongly encouraged and supported the use of natural gas as a car fuel.

El Molla also mentioned that about 450,000 cars will be converted or replaced to run on natural gas within three years, with 250,000 cars to be replaced by new ones and 200,000 to be converted. He also referred to the conversion of 42,000 cars to run on natural gas from July 2020 till now despite the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the total number of cars running on natural gas to about 360,000 since the start of this initiative till now.