United Arab Emirates Country Report August 06

-More than 250 NGV’s
-Over 4 refuelling stations
-CNG playing an increasing role throughout the region

Status of CNG in UAE
Currently there is one public CNG filling station in Abu Dhabi which is  installed on an existing liquid fuel forecourt. This station is owned by  Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and has a capacity of  refueling approximately 200 vehicles/day. This station has been  operational since June 2005. At present there is one dedicated CNG  conversion center in the city of Abu Dhabi and currently approximately  50 vehicles have been converted, majority of which are taxies.

The government of Abu Dhabi has extensive plans to encourage the use  of Natural Gas as an alternative automotive fuel and the mandate to  expand the industry has been given to ADNOC, who intend to set up  another 10-12 CNG fueling stations during 2006. In this regard pre-  qualification of bidders is already been completed and the tenders are  supposed to be issued by June 2006.

In the emirate of Sharjah the state owned Sharjah Electricity and Water  Authority (SEWA) has set up a dedicated CNG fueling station for their  vehicles. The station was commissioned in March 2006 and currently  approximately 200 vehicles belonging to the SEWA fleet have been
converted to CNG and are using this refueling facility.