The CNG station inaugurated in Chiclayo has been operational since mid-December and the car owners (mainly taxi drivers) are getting savings of up to 70% compared to the use of liquid fuels, the company reported.
In order to stimulate demand and market in the region, Gascop offered 300 conversion vouchers in advance valued at USD 300 each to a similar number of drivers, invited prestigious workshops to establish in the area and got Caja Sullana support to promote financing.
To service the station, there are modern trucks that transport natural gas from the compression plant installed in Talara, Piura, said Edgar Sánchez, general manager of the firm.
He also stressed that Gascop is a pioneer in the development of natural gas for industrial and vehicle applications in the north of Peru, mainly in the regions of Piura and Lambayeque. The company has one CNG station in Piura and also serves the Backus plant in Motupe.