In turn, about 1,700 CNG kits were installed in Santa Fe’s capital in 2010 and it is estimated that there are more than 20,000 NGVs in the city. The request for conversions was higher in December, and it is expected to double the figure in 2011 due to drivers’ interest regarding high-end vehicles, as it was said by the CNG workshop chamber to the local newspaper Uno.
Meanwhile, in Santiago del Estero, CNG vehicle fleet rose 23% between January and November 2010. “In the northwest of Argentina (NOA) initiatives and investments have grown. We are working hard in promoting benefits of natural gas in that area”, said the CAGNC chairman, Fausto Maranca, to El Liberal.
In the province of Tucumán –which is also part of the NOA- conversions were doubled in 2010. As reported by the local newspaper La Gaceta, 5,288 vehicles have turned to CNG between January and November, according to the CNG Management of the National Gas Regulatory Agency (Enargas, as in its Spanish acronym).