Nearly 320,000 cars to be gas-run in Egypt at FY2020-end: source

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) is planning to transfer nearly 320,000 cars to operate in natural gas at the end of financial year 2019/2020, an official source said on Wednesday.

The state-run company will complete establishing around 17 new gas stations at the end of June 2020 to coincide with the government’s expansion plans to convert cars to operate with gas, the sources further told Amwal Al Ghad.

“There are between 270,000 cars and 280,000 cars operating with gas in different governorates across the country,” he said, adding that the number of these cars will be increased to around 40,000 at the end of 2020.

The government looks to raise the dependence on gas for homes as well as industrial and commercial facilities, by converting cars to gas as an alternative fuel. This comes in line with the country’s success to achieve gas self-sufficiency at the end of 2018 and stop importing from abroad, the source said.