The Petroleum Ministry Tarek el-Molla said that the government’s program to convert vehicles from gasoline to CNG achieved “unprecedented results”. According to a report, nearly 17,125 vehicles were converted to bi-fuel system using CNG or LNG from July to October 2019.
Nearly 192 million cubic meters of natural gas for vehicles were sold, the report said. Moreover, two new fueling stations were opened in September.
A plan has been outlined and a committee was formed in accordance with the prime minister’s decision to convert about 147,000 new taxis to natural gas-fueled cars, in addition to the construciont of 366 filling stations to supply these vehicles within three years starting of January 2020 at the rate of 50,000 vehicles annually.
A cooperation protocol was also signed with the National Petroleum Company to add natural gas supply and conversion activity to its service stations. Nearly 20 contracts were signed to implement the first stage of the project, reported Egypt Today.