The opening ceremony of the natural gas refueling site marked another milestone: there are now 50 cities in Santa Catarina supplied with this fuel. The new filling facility, which is under the Ale brand, is the 138th operational within this Brazilian state, placed behind Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in the ranking of the regions with the largest NGV infrastructure. In addition, there are over 93,000 vehicles converted to CNG in Santa Catarina.
Present at the opening of the Corupá filling station, SCGÁS President celebrated the milestone which represents the democratization of natural gas in Santa Catarina. “The NGV is the natural gas segment with highest social interest. Its expansion represents the development and progress of the state and allows significant savings for the driver’s economy and dramatically reduces air pollution in urban centers,” Cósme Polêse said. “The internalization of the supply means that the benefits of this energy source can be democratized. Our goal is to promote this process and reach all the municipalities of Santa Catarina.”
The SCGÁS coordinator of the automotive segment Ronaldo Lopes explained that the milestone of the 50th city supplied with CNG shows that society looks for compressed natural gas as a tool for progress. “Corupá begins its way into the NGV business with over 150 vehicles converted to the clean fuel system. This is a sign that society recognizes the benefits of the fuel and there is also a high demand for a broader expansion of this market,” said the executive.
Currently, CNG is available throughout the state, including regions that do not have natural gas provision by pipeline, which are in fact served with compressed natural gas tubes.