Snam and api Group have signed a framework agreement for the development of approximately 200 new natural gas and biomethane fueling stations in Italy, within IP commercial network. The agreement is part of both companies’ commitment to promoting sustainable mobility and aims to extend the distribution network of natural gas for transport throughout the country.
Under the agreement, Snam and api Group will jointly identify existing fuelling stations on the IP ordinary and motorway networks where they will be able to install facilities to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) to cars. Distributors of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy-duty vehicles are also under consideration. The first 30 stations will be contractualized within the first few months of 2019.
The agreement will help promote sustainable mobility in Italy therefore benefitting both the environment and consumers. Snam4Mobility’s initiatives are aimed at sector operators to support the development of natural gas and biomethane fueling stations and their increased presence in the country’s various regions, which will help improve the quality of supply to consumers.
The diffusion of innovative and sustainable fuels such as methane is consistent with the development path of the api Group which is today, with over 5.000 service stations throughout Italy, the leading Italian operator in the fuel sector by number of distribution points.