In line with the President Luis Arce’s national policy of reactivating the energy sector, the Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energies Franklin Molina; the Vice Minister of Industrialization, Marketing, Transportation and Storage of Hydrocarbons William Donaire, and the General Director of the Executing Entity for Vehicle Conversion to Natural Gas (EEC-GNV) Karina Villacorta participated in the “Act to Relaunch the Program for the Conversion of Vehicles to CNG.”
The reactivation of this sector started with the arrival of 32,040 CNG cylinders, which will contribute to the change of the energy matrix of the national automotive fleet and which are part of the first of a total of four deliveries. These cylinders have different capacities of 40, 50, 60, and 80 liters and will be distributed in the central axis of the cities of La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz. In the future, they are also expected to be supplied to the departments of Oruro, Potosí and Sucre.
“The cylinders are Italian, manufactured by Faber S.P.A., a world leading company with more than 40 years of experience in the design, planning and testing of cylinders. One of the main features of these cylinders is that they are 15% lighter than those built by other industries, since they have a high-tech manufacturing process and comply with international quality standards ISO 114 39, ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 9001, allowing the vehicle to have less load effort and higher performance,” said Villacorta.
“There is an important result for our government and for the management that is being carried out within the framework of a policy of the use of CNG. This policy, which began as a result of the process of nationalization of hydrocarbons and the recovery of our natural resources for the benefit of the Bolivian people, has had as a proposal to transform the country’s internal energy matrix. This transformation was a policy led by our former president Evo Morales, with the creation of the EEC-GNV,” said Minister Molina.
The commitment of the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and the EEC-NGV is to continue working in favor of the economy, user safety and the environment, which are precisely the qualities of natural gas for vehicles. “I want to thank the EEC-GNV that, with the arrival of these cylinders, will encourage public and private transport to be beneficiaries of these measures, which are economic policies promoted by our president Arce,” added Molina.
Source: Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy