May 2, 2019. The constant increases in the price of liquid fuels in Argentina was accompanied by another phenomenon in 2019: in the first four months of the year the number of vehicles converted to compressed natural gas (CNG) grew by 16%. In total there were 47,026 operations.
The period January-April 2018, which at the same time increased 34.7% compared to the first four months of 2017 (29,373), had closed with 39,580 conversions; that is, 7,446 below the first four-month period of 2019, according to data from the National Regulatory Entity of Gas (Enargas).
From the sector argue that the sustained increase in conversions is caused by the increase in the cost of maintenance of cars supplied with gasoline.
The super gasoline of the City of Buenos Aires (it is one of the cheapest in the country) costs 42.01 Argentine pesos per liter, while Buenos Aires stations sold the CNG in April at $16.5 per cubic meter, based on Enargas figures.
The ranking of provinces with the highest number of conversions so far in 2019 is led by Buenos Aires, with 24,656 operations. It is followed by Córdoba (7.536), Santa Fe (3.297), Mendoza (2.256), City of Buenos Aires (1.836) and Tucumán (1.830).