Governor Juan Schiaretti launched the natural gas service at the CNG station HGB S.A. in the municipality of Malvinas Argentinas, a work that involved a private investment of more than 49.3 million pesos (USD 517,000). With this opening, there are already 25 CNG stations that were connected to the distribution network through the ‘Conectar Gas Industria’ program. Schiaretti highlighted job creation in the private sector that drives access to supply.
“This station was talking about generating between 15 and 20 jobs. And this is important; the trunk gas pipelines allow us to generate employment, progress and for our province to move forward. There are already 287 companies that have been connected to natural gas and that has allowed 10,000 jobs to be consolidated and generated, by companies and industrial parks that are permanently connected to natural gas,” said the governor.
The company projects an annual saving of 32.4 million pesos (USD 340,000) on the gas bill. In addition, the use of network gas will allow a reduction of the carbon footprint of 25.2%, with the environmental benefit that this entails.
For his part, the mayor Gastón Mazzalay highlighted the implications of the service in the municipality: “The reinforcements of the gas pipelines and the station particularly installed in a strategic area for our province, will allow the industrialization of this corridor of Route 19.”
It should be noted that 16 workers participated, directly and indirectly, to carry out the gas work. The external gas connection work (supply branch) included the installation of 1,600 meters of two-inch steel pipe. As for the internal distribution network, 55 meters of two-inch steel pipe were installed, and 32 meters of one-inch steel pipe. Regarding the equipment, HBG S.A. incorporated a 900 m3 compressor and three CNG dispensers.
Source: Province of Córdoba