Autogas de Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) and the government of Vargas have opened the first natural gas service station in the state. The refueling facility, located in Catia La Mar parish, will be able to supply local public transport system “Bus Vargas”, as well as commercial fleets and private vehicles.
In its initial phase, the CNG station will have the capacity to supply 35 vehicles per day and will be managed by the Vargas state government with the aim of improving the transportation service and facilitating the shuttle of residents to their destination.
“Before, our vehicles had to drive to the Venezuelan capital to refuel natural gas and this process between going up, refuel and going down took approximately four hours. Now with the opening of the station we will save valuable time to provide a better service,” explained Vargas state governor Jorge Luis García Carneiro, present at the opening ceremony.
On the other hand, the Manager of Autogas Domingo Castillo highlighted the investment of the national government and PDVSA in quality technology to guarantee the operation and efficiency of the CNG station. “We have state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified personnel to operate this and all natural gas outlets in the country,” he said.
The Venezuelan government and the country’s main industry are working to promote the use of natural gas as an alternative fuel and maximize its social, economic and environmental benefits for the country.
Source: Vice President of Venezuela