Spain’s HAM Group has opened its first service station in the Principality of Asturias, an autonomous community in northern Spain, where it will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel for transportation. It is located in the Central Slaughterhouse of Asturias in the town of Noreña.
The station is next to km. 399 of the N-634, an important land route that runs through the autonomous communities of the Basque Country: Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia, through which circulate a significant amount of vehicles that can now refuel with natural gas. In addition, it is located a short distance from the A-64, known as the Oviedo-Villaviciosa motorway.
The new service station opened by HAM makes available to all users a liquefied natural gas (LNG) pump for trucks and a dual compressed natural gas (CNG) pump for trucks and light vehicles. The innovative dual-fuel system of CNG allows refueling two CNG vehicles from a single dispenser.
The station is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Customers can refuel with the HAM card for professionals and with any credit or debit card.
The Noreña location increases the HAM service station network to 36, distributed throughout the national territory and the rest of Europe. It is committed to promoting the use of LNG and CNG as an alternative fuel which minimizes the negative impact on the environment, as it is a clean and sustainable fuel. The use of natural gas reduces the emission of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and fine particles that affect air quality; besides allowing a saving of 30-50% with respect to the use of fossil fuels, petroleum derivatives, which are much more polluting.
Grupo HAM has several projects to open new liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas service stations throughout 2019 in different parts of Spain and Europe.