Natural gas extended to more than 7 mln housing units in last 8 years: Ministry

MENA , Wednesday 4 May 2022

Petroleum Minister and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla said that some seven million housing units in Egypt have been connected to the natural gas grid over the last eight years.

File Photo: Workers dig to prepare to lay down the pipes as to connect houses to natural gas grids . Al-Ahram


In statements on Wednesday, El-Molla said that the move came within the framework of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s directives and a state plan to expand the use of natural gas at homes.

The minister, meanwhile, pointed out to the political leadership's efforts to implement a plan envisaging supplying natural gas to housing units.

The minister noted that natural gas is extended to 1.2 housing units each year.

El-Molla further noted that the number of gas-powered vehicles in Egypt reached more than 450,000 cars.

The number of natural gas stations have increased to more than 850, he said.

The move came in implementation of a presidential initiative in that respect, El-Molla added.

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