Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla during his participation in Rome MED 2017 forum - Press photo
CAIRO - 13 October 2019: Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla said Sunday natural gas was delivered to 21 districts in 8 governorates for the first time ever in the first quarter of the 2019-2020 fiscal year
This comes as part of the ministry's plan to provide 1.2 million housing units with natural gas this fiscal year, he added in a statement.
Fresh ways are taken to accelerate the plan's pace including an installment payment for connection fees, Molla said.
Up to 4,613 cars have been converted to run on compressed natural gas instead of gasoline in September; the highest rate since a related project was launched, he added.