As part of the implementation of its “Autogas” program, which aims to run the Egyptian car fleet on gas, Egypt has announced its plan to build 400 gas stations across the country. These facilities will rise from the ground over the next 24 months.
In Egypt, Egyptian International Gas Technology (Gastec), a subsidiary of the state-owned petroleum company (EGPC), plans to build 400 natural gas filling stations across Egypt over the next two years. A project that is part of the government program called “Autogas”, aimed at developing the use of natural gas as fuel instead of gasoline.
As part of this project, the Egyptian state has already succeeded in attracting the German car manufacturer Volkswagen, which will build Crafter and Caddy 5 type vehicles that will run on natural gas. At the same time, all vehicles in the fleet will be equipped with a gas tank.
Abdel Fattah Farahat, president of the company, said: “Egypt has the necessary frameworks and infrastructure as well as the national natural gas network to implement this project.”
It must be said that 331,000 cars have already been converted and that in the next two years, the authorities plan to convert at least 264,000 more cars.
Source Ecofin Agency