Brazil’s Costa Verde has one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Brazilian coast. Now, for the first time it also has a compressed natural gas refuelling station, located in the municipality of Angra dos Reis in the southern part of Rio de Janeiro state. CEG Rio, Gas Natural Fenosa will provide natural gas to Neogas, a distribution company, for transport to the four-nozzle gas station by truck. The city’s 2,300 natural gas vehicles (NGVs) have previously had to refuel at nearby Itaguaí and Barra Mansa.
The new station means NGV drivers will be able to enjoy traveling north east along the “green coast” to Rio de Janeiro powered entirely by environmentally friendly CNG, the cheapest fuel option in the country. Rio already has 538 stations and almost 800,000 NGVs, the largest fleet in Brazil.
Gas Natural Fenosa believes the inauguration of the station will facilitate further expansion of NGVs in the region, aided by a 75% discount on the value of automobile taxes.
(This article primarily compiled using information from a Gas Natural Fenosa press release)