Gasum has opened its first filling station with LNG and biogas in Sweden and the number of natural gas stations is expected to greatly increase in this country in the coming year. This opening is Gasum’s next step towards the 50 stations it has planned in the Nordic countries. The new network is a necessity in the transition to cleaner fuels for heavy-duty vehicles. The company has four filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Finland already.
“The climate issue is best solved together. It is good that other fuel companies join forces in order to switch from diesel to LNG for heavy-duty vehicles. Simultaneously, the climate issue is stretching across borders, Gasum is therefore now building a network of stations that will cover all the Nordic countries,” said Mikael Antonsson, Director Traffic Sweden, Gasum.
The filling station with LNG and biogas that was opened in Västerås is the first of its kind in Västmanland County, Sweden. The station has been identified as an environmentally sustainable investments and therefore been partially financed through the government’s Klimatklivet (climate investment program).
“The investment in a station here in Västerås will contribute to an increased energy supply and thereby benefit the local economy. At the same time, it contributes to sustainable transportations in the county,” said Minoo Akhtarzand, County Governor of Västmanland.
Gasum is one of the biggest producers of biogas in the Nordic countries and already owns a biogas production facility in Västerås together with local farmers. “Now when the station is opened in Västerås, we can help the local haulage companies improve their competitiveness through lowering their fuel costs while reducing their emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and small particles,” added Antonsson.