Gas Natural Fenosa yesterday announced that the project includes the construction of eight new natural gas fueling sites to be located on country’s main transport routes and to be set in approximately two years. For this first stage, the investment involved will be close to €7 million.
The new filling stations will join the seven facilities that the company is already operating in those routes and the other two that are currently under construction. As a result, a refueling network ready to cover main HDV routes will be established. The plan is aligned with the European objectives reflected in Alternative Fuels Directive adopted by the EU Council on September 29.
The second phase of the plan, which is due to be completed by 2019-2020, includes the construction of nine additional stations. This infrastructure build-up will be undertaken after the evaluation of the results obtained in the first phase and taking into account the development of the technology in Europe. The estimated investment for this second phase is about €8 million.
The company, also based on the evolution of demand, will contemplate the development of new locations to increase and improve customer access to LNG. Currently, there are around 4,000 vehicles using natural gas in Spain; most of them are taxis, corporate fleets, city buses and garbage trucks powered by CNG.
Source: Gas Natural Fenosa.