Egypt committed to safe, sustainable future for clean energy
Friday، 26 February 2021 - 07:00 PM
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tareq el Mulla said the achievement of a safe and sustainable future for clean energy in Egypt has become a reality, thanks to the State’s commitment to adopting serious measures and initiatives to expand the use of natural gas nationwide.
This comes in line with Egypt’s efforts to maintain energy diversification through renewable resources in compliance with the climate agreements it has signed, Mulla said.
The minister made the remarks during a speech he delivered via video conferencing at the 5th Energy and Climate Day that has been co-organized by the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the European Union.
The event saw the participation of Saudi Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al Saud, Belgian Federal Minister for Energy Tinne Van der Straeten, European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, and IEF Secretary General Joseph McMonigle.
In press statements Friday, the petroleum minister said the Egyptian State has doubled rates of natural gas delivery to houses in few years, noting that the number of residential units in Egypt that have access to natural gas has topped 12 million.
He also pointed out to the national project to switch to natural gas-powered vehicles, noting that the natural gas has also replaced mazut and diesel at all power plants.