DATS24 has stated that this is the start signal for the opening of 25 new sites where compressed natural gas (CNG) can be refuelled in Flanders and Wallonia. Other locations include Sint-Truiden, Tienen, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Wommelgem and Ronse alongside Eupen, Beyne-Heusay, Basecles, Ath, Thuin, Frameries, Amay, Nivelles and Tournai.
An increasing number of natural gas vehicles are being registered in Belgium. By 2020, the number of CNG stations in should increase from 110 to 170. Almost all other fuel suppliers have started building CNG installations at their filling stations. Also in Europe, CNG is making rapid progress, with ambitious expansion plans in France (+250), Spain (+300), Germany (+1,000) and Italy (+300), and other countries.
According to a March 2018 study by the Commission for Electricity and Gas Regulation (CREG), driving on natural gas has an important role to play in the greening of our mobility: “Based on this study, CNG appears to be a real alternative to traditional fuels and demonstrates its relevance both ecologically (sharp fall in fine particles and nitrogen oxides) and economically. In the context of the energy transition, it is important to remember the important contribution that natural gas could represent and encourage its use in the field of mobility.”
“Air quality is deteriorating sharply in Belgium, especially in Flanders. Drivers want to be green, but with the same level comfort and at no extra cost. CNG vehicles certainly offer the huge advantage of being cheaper and drivable everywhere, as well as making a substantial contribution to a healthier living environment”, says Raf Flebus, Business Unit Manager of DATS 24.
Source: Petrol Plaza