In the last week of February, Spanish natural gas utilities company Gas Natural Fenosa opened a natural-gas vehicle refueling station in Alovera, Guadalajara, able to cater for any type of Compressed (CNG) or Liquefied (LNG) Natural Gas vehicle. The station located on the A-2, is part of Gas Natural Fenosa strategy to create a network of natural-gas refueling points along Spain’s main transportation corridors.
This new station joins 16 other service facilities supplying LNG in Spain. The Alovera service station has an annual refueling capacity of 12,000 LNG-powered trucks and 42,000 CNG-powered light vehicles.
The Alovera LCNG service station is one of seven such stations built in Spain as part of the Europe’s GARneT (Gas as an Alternative for Road Transport) project, which is led by Gas Natural Fenosa.
21 of Spain’s 50 provinces now have public supply stations, among which are Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and Valencia.
The use of natural gas as a fuel for transport contributes to improved air quality, as it reduces the nitrogen oxide emissions and suspended particles (the main pollutants affecting human health) by more than 85%, and CO2 emissions (the main cause of the greenhouse gas effect) by up to 20%. Natural gas also reduces noise pollution, because a natural gas engine produces 50% less noise than a conventional engine.
(Source: Gas Natural Fenosa)