June 6, 2019. The Nordic gas filling station network continues to grow in strength with the opening of Gasum’s new filling station in the Kujala district of Lahti. The new filling station enables passenger cars and heavy-duty road transport alike to fill up with gas at a key transport node. The first gas filling station in Lahti was opened in front of K-Citymarket Lahti Laune, where customers can fill up with compressed natural gas (CNG) and biogas for passenger cars, delivery vehicles, refuse collection vehicles and buses. The new gas filling station in Kujala means that heavy-duty road transport, too, can now fill up with liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) in Lahti.

“Use of gas in transport has increased very rapidly in the Lahti area and the new filling station will further fuel this development. The new station opened in Lahti is part of the Gasum filling station network being constructed for heavy-duty vehicles in the Nordic countries. The new LNG and LBG stations will be located at busy transport hubs, enabling a switch to cleaner fuels in long-distance operations,” says Jukka Metsälä, Vice President, Traffic, Gasum.

Pontus Stenberg, CEO of Kiitosimeon, a Rajamäki-based transport company, believes that looking ahead increasingly more attention will be given to emissions from heavy-duty road vehicles. “The transport industry has a key role to play in cutting emissions in society and this is reflected in the growing demands for eco-friendliness in the sector. Heavy-duty road transport needs a choice of low-emission, cost-efficient fuels. The new filling station is again a leap in the right direction,” Stenberg says.