Gas Natural Fenosa and Metrogas presented “Pasalo a Gas” (Switch to CNG) campaign, dedicated to promote the benefits of the adoption of NGVs and to encourage the installation of CNG equipment in the Argentine vehicle fleet. The initiative invites drivers to enter www.pasaloagas.com.ar, where they will find the advantages of this technology, as well as the possibility of calculating the economic savings if they used this alternative fuel.
The new campaign marks a change of trend at the local level, given that it is the first time in 10 years, since the winter crisis of 2007, that gas companies openly promote the use of natural gas for vehicles in Argentina.
Nowadays, 5th generation gas equipment is more advanced and superior to the previous ones, since it operates through a computer that takes the operating parameters of the vehicle and indicates the amount of gas that must be injected. In this way, accurate regulation of the entire system is ensured and optimum conditions of the engine’s operation are guaranteed.
“CNG generates less impact on the environment, reducing carbon monoxide emissions by 95%, carbon dioxide emissions by 25%, and nitrogen oxides by 30%. In turn, the lower cost of gas in relation to other fuels allows savings of around 50%. In addition, another advantage is the wide network of refueling stations that can cover trips throughout the national territory,” says the official press release.
Since 1992, Gas Natural Fenosa offers its natural gas distribution service through networks in 30 counties in the north and west of Greater Buenos Aires. By sales volume, it is the second gas distributor in Argentina, with more than 1,596,701 residential, 52,253 commercial and 1,265 industrial customers, and 400 CNG stations and 3 sub-distributors. The extension of natural gas networks amounts to 25,900 kilometers.
Controlled by YPF, Metrogas is the largest gas distributor in the country. Due to its number of customers (approximately 2.3 million), it is the third largest distributor in the Americas. It covers an area of 2,150 km2, and includes the distribution networks of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the following locations in the south of Greater Buenos Aires: Avellaneda, Lanús, Lomas de Zamora, Quilmes, Berazategui, Almirante Brown, Florencio Varela, Esteban Echeverría, Ezeiza, President Perón and San Vicente.
Source: Metrogas / Gas Natural Fenosa