The National Society of Transport and Commercialization of Petroleum Products (Naftal, as in its French acronym) announced last month it will open “very soon” the first filling station offering compressed natural gas at national level. It will be located in Rouïba, a municipality in the eastern suburbs of Algiers.
“CNG will be on the market very soon, the first station will be operational very soon in Rouiba. We are in the final stage of the launching,” said Djamel Cherdoud, communications director of Naftal, during the fifth edition of the annual open house at the company’s facility.
He also remarked that CNG is a cleaner energy, “more ecological and less expensive compared to other fuels” and that Naftal continues its efforts for the promotion of natural gas for vehicles for its economic and environmental benefits. Other company’s experts explained to visitors how to safely use, transport and change gas cylinders.
Naftal has already experience in the supply of CNG in the transit market as a filling station was built and opened by the company on behalf of ETUSA (Algiers’ operator of urban and suburban public transportation), along with the conversion of a hundred of buses.
In this positive and promising scenario for the entire continent, NGV2014 South Africa Conference & Exhibition on November 17-20 will take place at Sandton Convention Center, precisely in Johannesburg. For further information on the event, please visit its official website.
Source: Naftal / APS (Algérie Presse Service)