El Molla Follows up on Natural Gas Delivery Projects

The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, followed up on the national natural gas delivery project, referring to the petroleum sector’s success in doubling natural gas delivery to reach 2.3 million housing units during fiscal years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020, according to a press release.

El Molla confirmed that the support that is given to these projects pushed them to be implemented more rapidly, noting that the past six years witnessed natural gas delivery to more than five million housing units which represent 46% of the total amount that have been delivered since the start of the project.

The minister noted that natural gas was connected to 11.1 million houses since the start of the project until June 2020.

During a meeting with senior officials of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), El Molla showcased the governmental plan to increase the rate of natural gas connection to houses to replace butane usage in three years instead of four. El Molla gave directives to the continuation of rising companies’ efficiency needed to implement the plan and establish infrastructure.

Additionally, El Molla looked at the other options and solutions to link natural gas to areas and governorates that are far away from the national natural gas grid lines such as extending compressed natural gas (CNG) and expanding its delivery.

Furthermore, he discussed official directives to increase the usage of prepaid gas meters in addition to the integrated plan to convert the cars to run on natural gas according to a presidential directives.