Spanish natural gas supplier Gas Natural Fenosa and the National Federation of Transport Associations of Spain (Fenadismer) have signed an agreement to promote the use of natural gas vehicles in road transport. The agreement aims to disseminate among members of Fenadismer the economic and environmental advantages of compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and dual-fuel technologies, through organized information days, meetings with vehicle manufacturers, etc.
The agreement was signed by the President of the Fenadismer, Julio Villaescusa, and Gas Natural Fenosa director of Mobility Solutions, José Ramón Freire, in the presence of President Pedro Sanz of La Rioja, a province of northern Spain, where the meeting was held.
The agreement will also draw attention to the natural gas refueling network already existent in Spain and promote the possibility of new gas filling stations for regions servicing Fenadismer members. To this end, Gas Natural Fenosa will undertake feasibility studies that take into account the proposed locations and the supply needs of the area.
Fenadismer is an organization representing the road transport sector which includes more than 32,000 companies across 48 regional and sectoral associations.
Gas Natural Fenosa Group has more than 24 service stations across the country, with a potential load exceeding 685 GWh / year, serving most of the 3,500 vehicles traveling through Spain, mainly buses, trucks and waste collection fleets companies. In addition, the company has 17 stations awaiting commissioning.
The use of natural gas helps to improve air quality in cities, reducing emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter by more than 85%, major pollutants that affect human health, and up to 20% CO2, the main greenhouse gas. Additionally, natural gas vehicle engine noise can reduce by as much as 50%.
NGV fuel is a very competitive fuel from the economic point of view when compared to diesel and gasoline, providing consumers with savings of up to 30% and 50% respectively in Spain.
(This article compiled using information from a Fenadismer press release)