The Egyptian International Gas Technology (Gastec) began operational trial for a new natural gas supply station in Qena, according to a statement.

The new station is Gastec’s second station in the governorate. Per the statement, the station includes a compressor with a capacity of 1450 m3/hour and is equipped with six points of supply. The project was conducted in cooperation with the Armed Forces’ National Service Projects Organization (NSPO) and part of an agreement between the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MoP) and the Ministry of Defense.

The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and Natural Gas Vehicles Company (Car gas) represent MoP, and Wataniya Petroleum and NSPO represent the the Ministry of Defense.

Establishing of the new station aligns with Gastec’s plan to expand the usage of natural gas supply services and contribute to development projects in Upper Egypt. The new station brings the total number of Gastec’s natural gas stations to 101 stations across Egypt.