The Dominican Republic has celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station in Santo Domingo, its capital city. It is also one of twenty planned in the first stage of what the Technical Office of Land Transport (OTTT) has said will eventually be 100 CNG filling stations nationwide. Soluciones en Gas Natural (SGN) launched the station, it’s fourth, in the presence of the country’s first lady, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, who was invited to cut the ribbon.
At the launch keynote speaker Pedro Juan Lama, CEO of SGN, said five more SGN stations will be inaugurated by the end of the month. He also challenged the government to prioritise the conversion of 100,000 vehicles to natural gas over the next three years, to help the country overcome economic issues associated with the price volatility of fossil fuels.
The station is the first in the Dominican Republic to be equipped with an Aspro skid-mounted HI TECH variable compressor (Model IODM 115 BD), capable of boosting compression of gas received from a gas transport unit or of compressing gas received via a gas pipeline. The compressor supplies four dispensers, each with two nozzles, for fast-filling of Santo Domingo’s growing fleet of natural gas vehicles.
To date, Aspro has sold more than 10 compressors to supply the new CNG refuelling stations network that is rising in the country, through its local dealer Gasedo, with commercial and technical support being offered by Aspro’s regional agent, Deltagas S.A.
Confirming the growing interest in compressed natural gas as a vehicular fuel worldwide, and with the incorporation of the Dominican market, Aspro is already present in 37 countries and is actively working in over 50 new markets so as to make CNG the best alternative in vehicular fuels.
(This article compiled using information supplied by Delta Compresión S.R.L)