Colruyt director Luc Rogge announced more CNG pumps openings during the rest of the year in Antwerpen, Anderlecht and Ninove, reported local media Nieuwsblad. “It is environmentally friendly because CO2 is much lower, it is cheaper for the consumer, it is better for the engine of the car and refuelling is done just as quickly as with gasoline,” he said.
To promote its “green” project, DATS24 started the new marketing campaign Breathe! – drive on CNG. “We are currently the only player on the market, but possibly more firms will follow us and we will get cars running on natural gas off the ground in Belgium. In any case, the environment will benefit from it,” said group’s coordinator Flebus Raf, who also added he believes the rise of NGVs will begin now, especially near Halle.
It is worth adding that this initiative is a joint venture of NGVA Europe members Bohlen & Doyen (Germany) and Orangegas (Netherlands). Bohlen & Doyen built the station and Orangegas provides the gas. The two pumps in Halle use filling nozzles from NGVA Europe member WEH.
Moreover, authorities of Halle and Flemish Brabant stated yesterday they were considering applying for the renewal of their fleet and opting for CNG cars. “It is certainly an option we should consider,” said Halle mayor Dirk Pieters, who attended DATS24 station opening.