The Minister of Industry, Debora Giorgi, met with the president of the Argentina Chamber of Compressed Natural Gas (CAGNC), Julio Fracchia, with the aim of putting together a joint cataloged offering -including the full range of specific equipment produced in the country-, organizing a trade mission to Mexico and holding a seminar to promote the NGV industry.
Giorgi said that during the meeting held in her recent trip to Mexico with the head of the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) of that nation, Juan Carlos Zepeda, the official expressed his interest in the development of natural gas vehicles and praised the development reached by Argentina in the sector.
“We see tremendous interest from Mexico,” said Giorgi, who stated that “in the Federal District there are 4.5 million vehicles, of which only 14,000 are powered by compressed natural gas, so there are real opportunities to export CNG engineering and equipment.” As a result, the Argentinean minister asked the CAGNC to prepare a catalog that includes all NGV players to take to Mexico in the short term, including the production of parts and equipment, installation of natural gas stations and engineering services, among others items.
Moreover, she also recalled the opportunities for the sector in Russia, after the official visits to the country over the past two months. Russia plans to invest USD 6 billion to build multi-fuel stations by 2020. Argentine companies Aspro and Galileo will participate in this initiative.
At the meeting held last Friday, Giorgi was accompanied by Industry Secretary Javier Rando and Vice President of the National Institute for Industrial Technology José Luis Esperón. Carlos Scioli and Santiago Manconi, on behalf of Agira and T.A. Gas Technology, respectively, were also part of the gathering.
Source: Ministry of Industry of Argentina.