Westport’s BRC To Supply Systems to Growing Egyptian Market

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Westport Fuel Systems
Gastec CNG Station (Oct 2013)

Gastec CNG Station, Nasr City

BRC, a brand of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., has been awarded a competitive tender bid by the Egyptian International Gas Technology Company (GASTEC) to supply 6,300 compressed natural gas (CNG) sequential injection fuel systems into the growing Egyptian market in 2020. Read more »

Egypt Plans Major Drive for Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt: Cairo | Source: Ministry of Petroleum

Egypt_Gastec image 2019Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek Al-Mulla, on August 21st witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the oil sector and the National Service Projects Agency to add the activities of supplying and transferring cars to bi-fuel operation (gasoline/natural gas) in the stations of the National Company for Petroleum Products and Distribution belonging to the Authority. Read more »

Cairo Cleans Up with 122 MAN CNG Buses

| MAN Truck and Bus | Source: MAN Truck and Bus

MAN CNG Passenger Bus for CTA The Cairo Transportation Authority (CTA) has ordered 122 MAN natural gas buses, of which the first two were delivered at the end of last year. Natural gas city buses from MAN are especially environmentally friendly and economically attractive – two important reasons why CTA made their selection. Read more »

Egypt Funds Thousands of Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt: Cairo | Source: Ministry of Petroleum

Car Gas image (Egypt)Egypt’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA) has signed two contracts to convert 4,000 cars from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel. The contracts were signed by Engineer Tarek Al-Mulla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Mrs. Niven Jameh, CEO of the SME Development Agency and representatives of Cargas and Gastec. Read more »

ENGIE Fuels IVECO CNG Buses – First in Cote d’Ivoire

| Côte d'Ivoire: Abidjan | Source: ENGIE

Ivory Coast IVECO CNG busIn Abidjan, a city on the southern Atlantic coast of Côte d’Ivoire, in West Africa, ENGIE and Tractebel (a global engineering company and part of ENGIE) have collaborated to engineer, supply and install the first ever compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Abidjan. The station will service a new fleet of  26 IVECO Crealis buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and complying with Euro VI regulations. Read more »

Flared Gas to Transit and Haulage CNG Fuel is New Project for Nigeria

| Nigeria: Abuja

Nigeria - gas flareMoves are afoot in Nigeria to power passenger transit services and road haulage with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The country introduced CNG several years ago but its profile has remained low while the country imports liquid fuels and flares gas at well sites. Powergas Nigeria, a domestic CNG distribution company and European Technologies for Africa (ETEFA), an Austrian green technology company, are determined to alter the fuel horizon. Read more »

South African Agreement will lead to Beer Deliveries with LNG

| South Africa: Johannesburg

Renergen subsidiary Tetra4Renergen Limited, incorporated in the Republic of South Africa, and Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, have concluded a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fuel Sales Agreement through their respective subsidiaries Tetra4 Proprietary Limited and South African Breweries (SAB). The agreement calls for the provision of natural gas by Tetra4 to SAB to use in displacing diesel use in trucks. Read more »

IVECO Crealis CNG-Powered Buses for Côte d’Ivoire

| Côte d'Ivoire, Abijan and France, Lyon

Iveco CrealisLyon based bus manufacturer Iveco Bus, with some 6,000 natural gas powered buses currently operating in Europe, says it is delivering the first-ever high-value CNG buses on the African continent. It has just signed an order for 50 Crealis 18-metre CNG buses for the Abidjan Transport Company SOTRA. Read more »

SEAT Plans North African Campaign, NGVs Included

| Algeria, Algiers

SEAT Ibiza launched by SOVAC in AlgeriaSpanish automaker SEAT has turned its attention to Algeria, where the Volkswagen Group inaugurated a multi-brand vehicle assembly plant in Relizane last year, to raise the profile and stimulate the market for Compressed Natural Gas-powered vehicles. Volkswagen, which has committed in Europe to the ongoing development of high quality natural gas vehicles (NGV), is represented in Algeria by local company Sovac S.p.A. Read more »

Egyptian Government Finances Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt, Cairo | Source: Daily News

Egyptian CNG vehicle conversionThe Egyptian government’s Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has signed a contract worth EGP 10m (approx. USD 0.564m) with Natural Gas Vehicles Company (Cargas), to finance a vehicle conversion project.  Read more »