Egypt to upgrade existing oil infrastructure

20 October 2014, Cairo – Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismaeil has visited the Upper Egyptian provinces of Assiut and Minya. He toured the ministry’s key projects in the two provinces and held meetings with top officials.

Egypt's Minister of Petroleum, Sherif Ismail“Several projects will be launched in the upcoming period,” the Minister said, adding that the existing oil infrastructure would be upgraded.

During the visit, the Minister inaugurated the project on introducing natural gas to homes in Akhmim city, as 7,800 housing units had been provided with natural gas so far out of 12,000 ones that would be finished late current year.

The Minister also inaugurated, shoulder to shoulder with Sohag governor Mahmoud Atiq, first gasoline station offering the natural gas service in al-Aref Bellah area.
*Egypt State Information Service

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