“Later, it can be introduced directly into the natural gas distribution network and used to power the vehicles that currently run on CNG throughout the capital city involving about 2,700 units. We seek to supply over 3,500 cars and, as the fuel will be produced domestically, it will displace the fossil fuel we import nowadays,” said Sebastián Bernstein, Metrogas manager of Market Development for Large Customers, Diario Financiero reported.
In March 2012, the company also implemented the mobile pipeline system for the distribution of liquefied natural gas by trucks to reach those areas where there is no conventional distribution network. The company also owns three regasification plants that treat the fuel to make it suitable for consumption. Moreover, the firm plans to install five or six new plants of this kind in the short term.
Metrogas operates La Farfana biogas plant along with Aguas Andinas. The natural gas taken from that facility will be especially used to fuel public transport vehicles, Bernstein added.