CAIRO - 17 August 2022: Cairo Governorate began converting diesel-powered public transport buses to work with natural gas.
The first diesel bus was converted to work with natural gas within the cooperation protocol signed with the ministries of Finance, Military Production, Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the Cairo Public Transport Authority to convert a total of 1,962 buses to work with natural gas instead of diesel.
The plan aims to achieve the economic optimum benefit from Egypt’s wealth of natural gas, and to maximize the added value thereof.
The move also aims to rationalize the consumption of diesel and contribute effectively to preserving the environment, and reducing air pollution through the use of natural gas as a clean fuel that reduces heat emissions.
The amendments include raising the efficiency of buses internally and externally to suit the citizens, in addition to the main objective of preserving the environment and reducing emissions that cause environmental pollution.
The conversion process will save approximately 25 million pounds from the authority’s budget annually, and the bus conversion process will take place over 6 years at 327 buses annually.
These buses will be supplied through the natural gas refueling stations located in the authority's garages, which are 5 stations in El Mataria, El Basateen, the Tenth District, Port Said Street and Kattameya.