According to an article published by Haaretz, Delek Natural Gas CEO Guy Silberman said the company will open its first CNG fueling station in Tzrifin (Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area) in the second half of 2014. He expects that there will be 150 public access natural gas fueling stations across the country by 2025.
“Using natural gas for transportation is the only solution that is both immediately available and is very low cost to meet the government’s goal of reducing our reliance on crude oil,” stated Avi Ben Assayag, CEO of Delek The Israel Fuel Corporation, Delek Natural Gas’ parent company. “In Israel, the price of filling up with natural gas will probably be half of that for gasoline or diesel fuel,” he added.
It is worth mentioning that energy company Dor Alon Gas Technologies Ltd. announced it signed an agreement to acquire natural gas to sell it as vehicle fuel at its petrol stations. Moreover, a few months ago Ministry of Transport was conducting tests with methane-powered trucks to introduce them in the country.