Nuevo León boosts natural gas for vehicles

With an investment of 2.2 million dollars, the company Combustibles Grupo Trees, in partnership with Naturgy, inaugurated a natural gas refueling station for vehicles in the municipality of Guadalupe, state of Nuevo León, Mexico. It is the seventh station in the metropolitan area.

In addition, Naturgy works jointly with the state government and representatives of the transport industry to promote the use of natural gas in light and heavy vehicles.

René Sánchez Medina, responsible for Energy Solutions of Naturgy, explained that in the country the penetration of this fuel is limited because it is complicated that the point of sale of the NGV coincides with the supply of natural gas.

He said that the firm has several modalities, one of which is that Naturgy gives the gas infrastructure to the owner, while the latter builds the terminal and sells the product, or they can also invest as owners.

The project began in Mexico City and Nuevo León, where they have found more than 100 coincidences.

In this context, the governor of Nuevo Leon, Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, stressed that the state administration will change the official vehicle fleet from gasoline and diesel to natural gas and will promote tax incentives for drivers that decide to reconfigure their units.

Currently the units of the State Transportation Agency already use natural gas and would see the possibility of switching to this fuel about 2.000 patrols of state and municipal governments. In the entity there are around 3.500 taxis and 500 trucks that use natural gas.

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