Last week, GASNAM (Spanish Association of Natural Gas for Mobility) organized the conference “The Use of Natural Gas for the Armed Forces and Security Forces of the State,” sponsored by Gas Natural Fenosa, Bureau Veritas and Repsol.
The purpose of the meeting was to bring and present the benefits of natural gas as vehicle fuel to the State Armed Forces and Security Forces as both groups are owners of large fleet. The conference was inaugurated by the Chief of Logistics Support of the Navy Estanislao Pery Paredes, while GASNAM president José Ramón Freire then gave a lecture as an introduction to the use of methane by the government.
The first round table discussion of the day addressed logistics and supply of LNG, markets where Spain has a privileged position within Europe. The second was dedicated to natural gas as fuel for cars and commercial vehicles. The third panel, however, spoke about LNG as a marine fuel.
The conference was attended by senior officers of the National Police, of the Army’s Engineering Office of Logistics Support, of the General Sub Department of Customs Logistics, of SASEMAR Office of Maritime Inspection and of the Navy’s Office of Logistics Support. The presence of all bodies allowed an interesting exchange of technical and logistical considerations regarding the great potential of natural gas application.