Gasum has opened its seventh LNG filling station for heavy-duty vehicles in Sweden. Located in Mariestad, it is Gasum’s first NGV station in Västra Götaland. It will offer LNG and bio-LNG to logistics companies, and will play a vital role in the transition to a cleaner future as it offers low-emission fuel to heavy-duty vehicles.
The new station is also part of Gasum’s plan to have a network of 50 facilities for heavy-duty vehicles by the early 2020s in the Nordics as the demand for alternative fuels continues to grow. New facilities are set up in central traffic hubs, making the transition to clean energy solutions easy for logistics companies. Gasum’s current station network stretches from Östersund to Kristianstad and will continue to grow.
“The filling station in Mariestad is geographically important to our transports. Our customers see great value in using LNG as a fuel, since it reduces emissions significantly. Right now, we drive with a mix of 50% biogas and 50% natural gas provided by Gasum,” said Tommy Breman, VD of Tommy Bremans Åkeri AB. “We currently have one natural gas truck, and another one is on its way, with the help of subsidies from the climate investment program Klimatklivet.”
“The need to cut emissions fast is more real than ever, and no one is excluded from the fight to mitigate the effects of climate change. By investing into the development of the Nordic gas filling station network, we at Gasum are trying to bring cleaner fuel solutions to logistics companies. Each new station is a step towards our goal and I’m happy to see that more environmentally friendly choices are quickly becoming the standard, not the exception,” commented Mikael Antonsson, Director Traffic Gasum, Sweden.