Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) subsidiary Emirates Gas has signed an agreement with Dubai Municipality to develop a facility to treat land and sewage waste to produce compressed natural gas (CNG).

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) covers the use of sewage and landfill in Al-Aweer and Al-Qusais to feed an Emirates Gas facility to convert waste to bio-methane, which can then be compressed into CNG.

The plant, which is expected to be completed in a year, can supply enough CNG to fuel 15,000 light vehicles a day.

Dubai-based Enoc is a state-owned oil and gas group involved in exploration and production, processing, storage, trading and retail of hydrocarbon products.