The facility will receive natural gas through the mobile pipelines technology, from the Gascop’s compression plant, located in the district of El Alto (Province of Talara), and will benefit an entire region that is not connected to Cálidda’s network distribution in the metropolitan area.
With this station, Piura becomes the second region after Lima with CNG supplying, according to Gascop, while nearby districts will be also served. “As demand gets stronger, we will be building or installing more stations at strategic points for carriers,” said the chief business of the firm, Jessica Lescano Macchiavello.
It is worth noting that in this first stage of works Gascop reconditioned one existing refuelling facility on which it installed a CNG station with two pumps (two hoses each) that will serve an average of 600 vehicles per day.
Initially, taxi drivers will be mainly benefited, since they are the first owners already converting their vehicles. Moreover, the company also plans to fuel heavy-duty vehicles in the future, depending on the stations and workshops to be installed in other cities.
Besides Gascop general manager Edgar Sánchez Dávila, the opening was attended by the mayor of Castilla Ricardo Wancheng Morales, the mayor of Piura Monica Zapata Castagnino, the general manager of the Peruvian Chamber of Natural Gas for Vehicles (CPGNV) Jorge Juárez Eyzaguirre, the alderman of Piura Juval Cordova Palacios, and COFIDE business manager Francisco Pimentel.