Currently, Rio Grande do Sul has 76 CNG points of sale throughout 28 municipalities. Six additional facilities are expected to be installed over the next months in order to supply 57,000 cars running on natural gas.
Moreover, Sulgás launched some days ago a program to certify 45 conversion workshops already operating around. The company will carry out audits, technical examination and will provide training courses for technicians. This will ensure the safety of existing facilities, while the certification must be renewed annually.
In this context, Sulgás seeks to attract more drivers to the use CNG. The company also promotes the installation of a regasification plant in Rio Grande. This project is now undertaking environmental studies. Shell would be the firm responsible for the supply of LNG.