Eni and Snam, through its subsidiary Snam4Mobility, have signed a second contract implementing the framework agreement signed in May 2017, aimed at creating 20 new compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling stations for vehicles in Italy, as part of both companies’ commitment to promoting sustainable mobility in the country.
The deal follows the contract signed a few months ago to create a group of 14 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, of which the first are due to open within the first quarter of 2019. Under the agreement, Snam will design, create and maintain 20 new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations within Eni’s national distributor network. The investment for these activities is expected to be within the region of €10 million.
Natural gas is one of the best technologies available to help reduce emissions in mobility, with benefits in terms of air quality, as well as significant financial advantages for consumers. Mobility using natural gas is also becoming increasingly renewable through the gradual development of a biomethane supply chain that uses existing facilities.
Eni’s goal is to further strengthen its sustainable mobility offering with this initiative. Within Eni’s network of 4,400 stations, 3,500 supply Eni Diesel+, the premium diesel with a 15% renewable component, while around 1,000 stations supply LPG and methane, two of which are liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 180 are compressed natural gas (CNG).