The World Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 27) scheduled on 6 – 18 November 2022 will be held for the first time in Egypt in Sharm El-Sheikh City. Coping with the COP27 objectives, strenuous efforts have been made by the Egyptian government and governor of Sharm El-Sheikh to turn it to a greener and sustainable city.
GASTEC, the major CNG company in Egypt affiliated to the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum, has largely contributed to develop the CNG infrastructure in Sharm El-Sheikh City. Five CNG fueling stations were established & operated by GASTEC in the city in order to avail the required CNG fueling services to the fleets provided by operators and the city municipality as well as the private cars and taxies during the Conference. Establishing an additional mega CNG station by the Company in Nabq (near Sharm El-Sheikh) is still underway.
To boost the CNG fueling facilities in Sharm El-Sheikh, GASTEC has also provided the city with a mobile fueling station, the first of its kind in Egypt and Middle East.
Earlier this year a breakthrough was accomplished by operating the largest CNG fueling station in the region (Gastec “Saed El-Shazely” CNG Station) located in Cairo to cope with the growing demands on CNG in Egypt, expanding its CNG stations grid to reach 313 stations countrywide.
On the other hand, GASTEC has converted over 1000 vehicles in Sharm El-Sheikh standing for 70% of the CNG-run vehicles in the city while the remaining vehicles were converted by other CNG companies (Cargas 20% - Mastegas 10%). Furthermore, a mobile vehicles conversion & maintenance center was developed and introduced by the Company to avail the conversion and maintenance services to fleets in various districts.
Since its inception in mid 1990s, GASTEC managed to convert over 220.000 vehicles to run by CNG that positively impacted on preserving the environment and reducing the harmful emissions of CO2 by 1.4 million ton and CO by 56.000 ton.
Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Eng. Tarek El-Molloa,
and Governor of Sharm El-Sheikh, Mr. Khaled Fouda
during opening ceremony of the First CNG Station in Sharm El-Sheikh