“Three TEXGAS natural gas fueling stations are now open,” Echevarria said. “A pilot station in Cartagena began operations in 2008. As part of the current initiative, two new stations have been added in Medellin.” At the same time, Chevron also will be offering TEXGAS to its current network of Texaco stations, some of which already provide an NGV alternative.
Natural gas from Chevron is also helping to ensure sustainability for Metroplús, Medellin’s public transportation system. Recently, 12 city buses were converted from diesel to natural gas produced by Chevron’s La Guajira gas operations, with supplies assured through a long-term contract.
Additionally, Chevron has submitted a proposal to place TEXGAS in all Metroplús vehicle facilities to meet the fueling and lubrication needs of 200 new natural-gas-powered buses that will replace the city’s older, less energy-efficient vehicles. A decision on the proposal is expected to be made by the third quarter of 2011.