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Spain: First CNG Refuelling Station to Open in Castile-Leon

The Central-North Zone Delegate for the Commercialization of Energy Solutions at Gas Natural Servicios, María Francisca Rodríguez, and the Managing Director of Paso Honroso, José Pedro Luengo, signed a contract to build the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) station for the distribution network in Castile-Leon. The station will be located at the Paso Honroso station at Mercaleón, a highly strategic location given its significant goods traffic, near to the city centre and connection to one of the city’s main roads.

The presentation event was supported by the Mayor of Leon, Antonio Silván, the Councillor for Trade and Consumer Affairs, Pedro Llamas, the Delegate for Large-Scale Consumption and Infrastructures in the North at Nedgia, a distribution company of Gas Natural Fenosa, whose networks will supply the gas to this service station, Javier de Celis and the Manager of Mercaleón, Carlos Javier Suárez.

At present, natural gas supposes a real, sustainable and affordable alternative to traditional fuels for transport. The 18 million natural gas vehicles in the world demonstrate its technical feasibility, being the most efficient and sustainable form of energy as it offers an important balance of economic and environmental benefits by reducing emissions and generating less noise pollution.

In 2017, the registration of new vehicles running on natural gas increased by 112% in Spain, therefore guaranteeing the use of this fuel in a country that already has a fleet of 8,700 vehicles consuming an average of 2,682 GWh/year, according to data from GASNAM (the Iberian Association for Gas-Powered Mobility).

Source: Gas Natural Fenosa