The Secretariat of Environment, Climate Change and Territorial Development of Michoacán announced that this year the state will have 16 natural gas stations with the objective of reducing pollution levels in the state. Ricardo Luna García, head of the entity, explained that they are already preparing the project to start the construction of three new stations, in which both transport operators and entrepreneurs from Michoacan will work together.
The official said that the goal of this project is that 3,000 public transport vehicles in the Metropolitan Area switched to natural gas, helping reduce emissions, since the region currently occupies fifth place with the worst air quality in the country.
“The objective is to gradually increase the number of vehicles that use natural gas, but there is also a whole process of raising awareness among the drivers so that they know the sustainable measure,” commented Luna García.
He stressed that 1,600 taxis have been converted to CNG so far and that further development of the refueling infrastructure will help increase the number of NGVs in the region. He foresees that by the end of this year the construction of three new stations will be completed, which will be located in the most populated communities, such as Lázaro Cárdenas, Uruapan and Morelia, as well as Zamora, La Piedad, Huetamo, Apatzingán, Tuzantla, Zitácuaro, Pátzcuaro, among others.