The Councillor for Regional Affairs and Sustainability Josep Rull, the Managing Director for Retail Energy Businesses of GAS NATURAL FENOSA Daniel López Jordà, and the Manager of Petronieves Luis Nieves opened the first LNG refueling station in Barcelona, located in the city’s Zona Franca. The station supplies this sustainable fuel for transport vehicles and also has a dual CNG pump for light vehicles.
Josep Rull stressed that cleaner energies are more competitive and profitable, as well as a powerful ally in the fight against climate change and atmospheric pollution. Daniel López Jordà stressed that natural gas is the fuel putting itself in the best position to become a clean and sustainable alternative to conventional fuels, especially for goods haulage by road, contributing to energy diversification. In turn, Luis Nieves said that the company “is committed to change in order to maintain growth”.
Catalonia currently has 12 natural gas stations, seven of which belong to GAS NATURAL FENOSA, in such towns as Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Viladecans, Santa Perpètua de Mogoda and Girona. Catalonia is the autonomous region of Spain with the most LNG refueling facilities, while Spain and the United Kingdom are the leaders in Europe.
At present, over 6,000 natural gas vehicles are on the roads in Spain, a figure that rose by over 20% in the last year. Spain has 54 public natural gas refueling stations, of which practically half belong to GAS NATURAL FENOSA. Over 20 million natural gas vehicles are on the roads worldwide and there are over 25,500 stations in operation.
The first LNG station in Barcelona will stay open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and has been especially designed to serve transport professionals, with a room for rest and relaxation, showers, shop, Wi-Fi, offices, restaurant and secure parking facilities.
The installations are especially designed for supplying natural gas to large trucks and enable natural gas to be supplied to some 100 vehicles, the equivalent of 14 GWh/year of energy. The station also has a CNG pump for light vehicles.
Source: Gas Natural Fenosa