The energy company Lipigas and HAM Chile, subsidiary of HAM Group, were in charge of the design, construction and commissioning of the first LNG service station in Chile. The new station, which incorporates the latest innovations in this type of facility, is located at the facilities of Transportes San Gabriel, Linares, Maule Region, very close to Ruta Cinco Sur (Panamerican Highway in Chile), which is part of the main artery of land communication in the country.
This project has been possible thanks to Lipigas, Transportes San Gabriel and the multinational AB InBev, a company that will add 35 LNG-fueled trucks to its fleet, which will refuel at the new service station, contributing to a reduction of more than 800 tons per year of CO2 emissions and an 80% reduction in fine particles.
“Liquefied natural gas is a real option for reducing CO2 in long-distance heavy transport, thus contributing to sustainable development, with the design of efficient energy solutions that help to face the challenge of reducing emissions to the environment,” said Esteban Rodríguez, Lipigas Business Manager.
The biminister of Mining and Energy Juan Carlos Jobet also commented: “Freight transport is responsible for 11% of the greenhouse gases in our country. Chile’s strategy to be carbon neutral by 2050 seeks to leave behind the use of fossil fuels in cargo vehicles. For this reason, it is important that more and more companies commit to the process, where natural gas is today a contribution, since it is considered a transition fuel that pollutes less than petrol.”