A few days ago, a new compressed natural gas refueling station started selling CNG on Torquato Tapajós Avenue, in the north of Manaus, and by the end of year it is expected that four more facilities will be opened, according to information provided by the Amazonas Gas Company (Cigás), D24am.com news website reported.
Until now, there were only two filling stations offering CNG in the city: San Remo, located in the Industrial District, and Vitória Régia, on Constantino Nery Avenue.
“We obtain savings by over 40% compared to gasoline,” said Raimundo Aureliano, a taxi driver in the area. In addition, natural gas operations help reduce truck traffic on liquid fuels and enables environmental benefits by reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
“Although Amazonas region produces its own natural gas, CNG supply is still very low and our intention is to make people opt for this new alternative fuel that is economic and does not pollute the environment,” said Carlos Carrilho, owner of the new filling station. “The aim is to extend the fueling network. We have already made contact with Cigás to install one more station and offer quality service and satisfied customer needs,” he added.