The Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, followed up on the bi-fuel vehicles program and urged the formation of a team to handle the program, according to the Egyptian’s Cabinet, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.
The official Cabinet Spokesman, Nader Saad, said that the team should take account of the total number of public transportation and then classify them into those that are powered by gasoline and those powered by diesel to set up gas stations around Egypt accordingly. In addition, a report shall be prepared to show the needed budget to accomplish the project.
Minister of Military Production, Mohamed El-Assar, declared that they prepared a three-phases time plan that starts on Sep 1 and ends by 2022, while the first phase only will be accomplished by the end of 2020.
He also said that the stations will be added starting the second and third phases, while they will be established within a maximum of one year. Moreover, the maximum capacity of cars to be converted to being duel-fueled will be 50,000 per year.
The discussion took place in the presence of a number of Egyptian ministers, including the Ministry of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, in light of replacing fuels with natural gas for its positive impact on both the environmental and the economic return.