May 14, 2021. Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek al-Mulla revealed that filling stations of natural gas-powered cars are planned to rise from 306 to 1,000 by the end of 2021.
That will be partially achieved by providing natural gas filling services in the same stations offering octane. Also, the private sector will be encouraged to introduce new filling stations exclusive to gas-powered vehicles.
The Minister said that the policies and procedures followed by the country have supported the use of natural gas as a fuel for vehicles. He explained that the initiative of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi represented a transitional point in this context, saying it included unconventional solutions and motives to citizens and was a fruitful cooperation with the government.
Tarek al-Mulla pointed out to the goal set to transform 450,000 fuel-powered cars to become natural gas-powered over three years between 2020 and 2023. Of those, 250,000 would be brand new within a certain funding program offered to consumers. From July 2020 until now, 42,000 cars have been transformed making the total in the country 360,000.