Egypt hopes 50,000 vehicles to be gas-run annually – minister

Egypt is looking to expand the use of gas as vehicle fuel and encourage citizens to turn their cars into bi-fuel vehicles that are capable of running on two fuels (gas and gasoline) through offering payment facilities, Oil Minister Tarek El-Molla said on Wednesday.

In a statement on Wednesday, el-Molla added that the ministry’s plan targets transforming 50,000 vehicles into gas-powered ones on an annual basis.

The plan comes in support of a vision adopted by the political leadership and government to replace gasoline and diesel engines in private cars and public transport vehicles with natural gas ones via coordination among the ministries concerned, el-Molla said.

In this regard, the minister noted that the plan includes establishing gas supply stations nationwide and providing new financing mechanisms needed to turn vehicles into gas-powered ones.

Source: MENA