Thursday, February 11, 2016

President Obiang inaugurates innovative CNG Plant

Equatorial Guinea’s President Obiang inaugurated the pioneering Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) plant to reduce emissions and improve public transportation availability in Malabo and other cities.

The plant is the latest in a series of groundbreaking infrastructure projects by the President and the Ministry of Mines, Industry, and Energy.

The new plant includes a new bus terminal and a natural gas-powered bus fleet, a cooking gas bottling facility, and improved road infrastructure.

“Equatorial Guinea has plentiful natural gas reserves, and it is our goal to provide access to this domestic resource to our citizens. With the introduction of pioneering compressed natural gas infrastructure, we can now offer clean, cost effective gas-powered public transport to the residents of Malabo and Bata,” said the Minister.

The plant is an integral part of Equatorial Guinea’s Horizon 2020 economic development plan, which will allow the country to develop and export technological expertise, as well as provide CNG to neighbouring countries.