Hernán Vega, general director of the Executing Agency for Natural Gas Vehicles Conversion (EEC-GNV), said last Friday during the accountability hearing of the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy that 27,141 public, private and state-owned vehicles were switched to operate on CNG. The NGV Conversion Program has conducted 108,817 free conversions since 2010.
“The Executing Agency for Natural Gas Vehicles Conversion has been working hard on changing the energy grid in the country’s transportation to massively consume what it is domestically produced, i.e. natural gas. The whole conversion process is completely free of charge thanks to the resources of the Hydrocarbons Nationalization fund and, as a result, all national fleet owners should make the choice,” said Vega.
The fleet benefited from the program being carried out by the national government generates more than USD 80 million in savings over the resources the state spends to subsidize liquid hydrocarbons. Vehicles using CNG as fuel save over USD 250 million for the national treasury.
To make the energy grid change possible, the EEC-GNV has more than 250 conversion centers authorized and certified to perform the transition to CNG.