Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has instructed the government to take further steps in motivating citizens to convert their gasoline-powered vehicles to ones that run on CNG, a plan the country has been working on recently. The shift to natural gas will help achieve optimal economic benefit from Egypt’s natural gas wealth, whilst also maximizing the added value.
In a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Petroleum Minister Tarek El-Molla, El-Sisi ordered simplifying the conversion procedures and facilitating its expenses. He also called for speeding up the development of natural gas fueling stations across the country using the state-of-the-art technology.
Egypt plans to replace old cars – manufactured over 20 years ago – and convert hundreds of thousands of other vehicles to natural gas-powered models in order to preserve the environment and make use of the country’s plentiful natural gas production.
In July, the president said Egypt will license new vehicles only if they can operate on the CNG bi-fuel system.