According to the Executing Agency for CNG Conversion Program (EEC-GNV), however, 47,917 public transport, state and private vehicles have been converted over the last three years. Particularly in 2012, 31,000 were adapted to be powered by CNG. This agency under the under the authority of the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy does not take into account the conversions executed at private workshops, hence the differences with the figures provided by Asosur, El Deber published.
Currently, the country’s fleet consists of 1,206,751 vehicles, according to the Municipal Tax Administration Registry Office (RUAT). Conversions to natural gas performed in Bolivia since 2012 represent 17% of that total vehicle fleet above mentioned. It is worth noting that there are already 135 workshops authorized by the State to perform conversions.
Moreover, Asosur revealed that USD 25 million will be invested this year in the construction of 15 new refueling stations, which will have CNG dispensing pumps. In the capital city of Santa Cruz Department, there are 90 points that supply natural gas. The association also reported that fuel consumption reaches 10 million cubic meters per year.