During the presentation in Madrid, LNG was highlighted as the most promising fuel alternative to diesel in heavy transportation, for both maritime and road transport. Spain, with a long tradition in successful application of LNG, represents a fitting location for its increased development due to the country’s existing infrastructure and also because of already approved projects further developing that infrastructure. The “Garnet Project” e.g. will build seven new LNG stations along two corridors, providing the fuel to more than 100 heavy trucks already operating in the Spanish peninsula.
Presented in January 2013 the documents have now entered the normal inter-institutional discussions with the European Parliament and the Council, until finally being adopted and becoming legally binding at the end of the political process, which can last up to two years. The Commission is planning to organize roundtables of this kind between national authorities and industry in all European capitals, including the next ones in Rome, followed by Warsaw, in close cooperation with NGVA Europe.
Source: NGVA Europe