An increasingly attractive option for drivers
Dominican Republic certified its 8,000th compressed natural gas powered vehicle
Two weeks ago, Non-Conventional Energy Directorate from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) placed the authorization sticker which symbolizes the mark achieved, in a ceremony held at Acosta Autogas facilities in the city of Santiago. "The world is aiming at CNG for its economical side and we will have better prices when the current process of market restructuring ends," the engineer Salvador Rivas stated.
The Director of MIC’s Non-Conventional Energy Directorate also said that despite the current CNG cost, "people still prefer it because its price is 20% lower than liquefied petroleum gas."
Besides, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce for the Northern Region Narciso Elías applauded the celebration of the milestone in Santiago: "This demonstrates the acceptance of the fuel, which brings the population economy and quiet, contributing to environmental protection."
During the event, Acosta Autogas owner also addressed the audience and explained that since operations began at his worshop, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce had been controlling dozens of modern vehicles, and also revealed: "Now we have nearly ten people waiting for their turn."
On May 16, the 6,000th vehicle conversion
to natural gas was unveiled. Just 90 days after, at least another 2,000 vehicles were registered, which demonstrates that drivers are increasingly taking advantage of the NGV system.
Source: Ministry of Industry and Commerce.