Gas Natural Fenosa already has seven compressed natural gas stations for vehicles in the city of Madrid. The General Coordinator for the Environment, Sustainability and Mobility, José Antonio Díaz, the Director General of Sustainability and Environmental Control at Madrid City Council, Paz Valiente and the Director of Mobility Solutions at Gas Natural Fenosa, José Ramón Freire, opened the multinational’s seventh service station in the city, in the San Blas district. The opening of this facility means the power company now manages nine service stations in the Community of Madrid.
It is located on Calle Fuembellida, very close to the A-2 motorway which is one of the main exits from Madrid, in an area with a significant cluster of transport and logistics companies. The facility, which is open to the public, has two self-service pumps supplying natural gas compressed at 200 bars. The infrastructure is designed to supply the equivalent of 220 lightweight vehicles a day (12.5 GWh/year).
According to the Director of Mobility Solutions at Gas Natural Fenosa, José Ramón Freire: “the position of natural gas as a vehicle fuel has made a great deal of progress in recent years: government bodies are involved at every level, the environmental problem in large cities is at the centre of the debate, and manufacturers have brought the prices of natural gas and diesel vehicles to the same level.”
The new station has been built in a compact module, providing a small structure with a modern design that allows for optimal integration with the urban environment.
Furthermore, it also has high-tech facilities that provide both quality and safety. The station has two pumps, so two vehicles can fill up at the same time, as well as auxiliary payment, surveillance and remote-measurement systems.
The filling station in Fuembellido is one of the five whose construction and operation was awarded to Gas Natural Fenosa under a public invitation to tender promoted by Madrid City Council. Besides Fuembellida, the company also has service stations in Moncloa-Aravaca, San Blas, Vicálvaro and Villaverde.
Spain currently has 49 public filling stations supplying vehicular natural gas, 27 of which are managed by Gas Natural Fenosa. The coming years are expected to see significant growth in the number of private domestic vehicles which run on natural gas, which is why the number of service stations in Spain has been growing month by month.
Source: Gas Natural Fenosa