UAE Minister of Energy visits ADNOC Distribution service station in Khalifa City

ABU DHABI, 16th April, 2016 (WAM) — Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, today visited the ADNOC Distribution service station located in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa City.

He was accompanied by Abdullah Salem Al Dhaheri, Marketing and Refining Director at ADNOC and Saeed Mubarak Al-Rashidi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution and other members of the company’s senior management.

The visit was aimed to identify the techniques and mechanisms adopted at the ADNOC Distribution service stations in the field of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Vehicle Conversion Centres as well as the infrastructure put in place in this regard. ADNOC Distribution has launched its project of Natural Gas for Vehicles (NGV) and Vehicle Conversion in collaboration with GASCO in 2011, within an economic and environmental initiative aimed at using an alternative fuel for vehicles.

Speaking on the occasion Al Mazrouei said, “Ministry of Energy is committed to generating power through environmentally friendly and less carbon-intensive methods. Relying on clean and renewable energy is the core of our strategy and ADNOC Distribution’s natural gas and vehicle conversion station is one of the most prominent projects in this regard.”

Saeed Mubarak Al Rashidi Acting Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC Distribution commented, “ADNOC Distribution is committed to working side by side with the Ministry of energy for its quest to achieve the vision of the national strategy designed to meet the new wave of renewable and clean energy sources. Our work across our service stations positively contributes to the reduction of adverse effects on the environment. “

Al Rashidi added, “The company is keen to adopt and implement its plan to provide its service stations with natural gas. We have established a group of vehicle conversion centres in an effort to maintain a clean and safe environment.”

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