September 2, 2019. Gasum has announced that the Seinäjoki liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling station has been officially opened in Roves industrial area at Piirturinväylä 1, Finland.

This new station will offer environmentally friendly and inexpensive biogas and natural gas fuel to heavy-duty road vehicles and passenger cars.

Gasum claims that the number of gas-fueled vehicles on Finland’s roads is increasing. The company is responding to this demand by expanding its gas filling station network towards the north by opening the new station. The central location of the station supports gas-powered road transport in western Finland and also towards destinations in northern Finland by offering inexpensive and environmentally friendly biogas and natural gas to fuel both cars and heavy-duty vehicles.

Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum, said: “The growing gas filling station network offers more and more consumers and businesses the opportunity to reduce their transport emissions. I believe that the new station will result in more and more transport companies operating in South Ostrobothnia introducing environmentally friendly gas-fuelled vehicles in their fleet.”

The Managing Director of Huhtala Logistics Oy, Tero Mattila, added: “As forerunners in the logistics sector, we want to be leading the way for cleaner transport and utilize low-emission fuel alternatives as soon as they become available. The use of LNG will reduce our company’s emissions while at the same time the competitive price of the fuel will provide us with a valuable competitive advantage. Our customers are also increasingly interested in low-emission fuel alternatives.”

Jyrki Viitala, the Managing Director of Käyttöauto, a Seinäjoki car dealer selling gas-powered models, said: “The new filling station improves the conditions for gas use in the Seinäjoki area and will increase the demand for gas-fuelled cars. Gas models can be found in all of the most popular car makes, such as Audi, Seat, Škoda and Volkswagen. We’re happy to be able to provide a diverse service to those interested in running their car on gas.”