According to local conversion workshop Autogas, there are at least 200 vehicles in Maputo, the capital and largest city in this country. Gas is transported from the fields of Temane (a southern Mozambican region), which is operated by the South African petro-chemical company Sasol.
Autogas –which also has two CNG stations- indicated that at least 350 NGVs are needed to make the “clean-fuelled” project financially viable. Autogas general director Joao das Neves explained that the biggest challenge about popularizing NGVs is to convince potential users about the safety of the vehicle and the fuel.
The filling stations are located in Maputo and Matola cities. As the firm informed, there is a plan to expand the station network to other areas once demand is there. In that case, a total of two new stations in Maputo and Macia (in the province of Gaza) will be constructed. They have also signed a protocol with the state-owned fuel distribution company Petromoc to use its facilities to store Autogas products.
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