Petroleum aims to convert 50 thousand cars to work in natural gas


05:31 PM

Sunday 19 July 2020

Books – Ahmed El-Sayed:

Tariq Al-Mulla, Minister of Petroleum, said that the Ministry aims to convert 50,000 cars to work with natural gas during the current fiscal year, and this number is being studied in light of the presidential initiative to expand the use of natural gas as fuel for cars.

On the sidelines of the inspection tour of the integrated center for converting and supplying cars with natural gas in the Nozha district in Cairo, on Sunday, the minister added that the plan includes establishing 50 new stations for supplying cars with natural gas annually, in order to keep pace with the expected growth during the coming period in this activity.

The last fiscal year witnessed the conversion of 42 thousand cars to work with dual fuel (gas / gasoline), an increase of 25% over the previous fiscal year, bringing the total number of cars that were converted since the start of the activity to about 320 thousand cars, according to the minister.

Last year also saw the establishment of 19 new gas supply stations in a number of governorates, and the operation of 3 new transfer centers, bringing the total number of natural gas auto-filling stations to 206 stations in 23 governorates, and the total number of transfer centers to 74 centers nationwide.

Al-Mulla explained that it is planned to intensify awareness and promotional campaigns to encourage citizens to convert their cars to work with dual fuel.

He referred to the coordination between the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the Central Bank, and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency to provide the necessary financing and financial facilities for vehicle holders and pay them in easy installments.

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