Argentina’s National Regulatory Entity of Natural Gas (Enargas) is developing new safety regulations and modernizing the monitoring and control mechanisms to promote the expansion of LNG consumption for heavy transport and CNG in public transport buses, SUVs and light-duty vehicles in general. For the industry actors, this transformation process is an opportunity to generate demand for the incremental production of Vaca Muerta gas.
In addition, the new regulations will create a greater added value in the manufacture of NGV-related products. It seeks to promote the development and production of compressors, cylinders, valves, dispensers and other resources for the use of CNG, as well as transport, dispensers and other components associated with the adoption of LNG, which Enargas presented as “an opportunity to develop and modernize the sector.”
In that sense, Enargas’ NGV Administration explained that they are working on “the development of regulations that give security to the circulation of public transport buses powered by CNG,” which is considered “a necessity in the current energy landscape and a comparative advantage that Argentina has,” they commented to the national news agency Télam.
Enargas also assured that the extension of this type of fuel to the entire passenger transport fleet will bring a decrease in the environmental impact, a noticeable reduction in the emissions of noise, toxic gases, greenhouse effect and particulate matter, thus improving the quality of life of the population.