Mexican City of Aguascalientes gets its first CNG refuel station
The first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling station in the central Mexican city of Aguascalientes has been opened by Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) and Natgas. This is part of a network of four stations that is intended to open in the State for an investment of 125 million pesos (USD 6.75 million). Planned to commence operations in the region from next year, this station is a part of a set of 18 CNG stations that make up the expansion plan.
Many benefits derived from using natural gas vehicles (NGV) was stressed by René Sánchez, responsible for energy solutions and mobility at GNF. Savings of 50 percent compared to fuel, elongation of engine life, and comparable performance to conventional fueled vehicles were the attributed advantages. Important environmental improvements are generated due to non-emission of toxic gases or harmful particles as a result of reduced CO2 emissions by 25 percent.
As in the case of Natgas, GNF’s vision for 2020 is to achieve the construction of 52 CNG service stations either their own or with strategic alliances. Source: NGV PWKD19042017