Egypt Independent

Egypt’s cabinet discusses converting collective transport fuel to LNG



Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli held a ministerial meeting on Wednesday to follow up on the initiative to change the fuel for collective transport vehicles to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), a project divided into three stages starting September 2019 and ending December 2022.

Cabinet spokesperson Nader Saad said that the meeting reviewed the number of all transport vehicles that operate on gasoline including limousines, microbuses, and mini buses. The total amounted to 159,837 vehicles. Saad clarified that 142,124 vehicles will operate on natural gas as well as gasoline as part of the project.

Saad pointed out that the government will inject around LE3 billion for the project in addition to constructing 100 fuel stations.

The meeting also discussed the prospect of converting collective transport vehicles to solar energy.

Saad added that the government has set a unified project for scrapping the fare cars fueled by solar energy and paying compensations to the cars’ owners.

The project was divided into six stages starting January 2020 and ending December 2025.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm