September 16, 2019. A new gas filling station offering liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) has been opened by Gasum in Sweden.

The new station located in Torsvik, south of Jönköping, is Gasum’s fourth gas filling station in Sweden, illustrating the company’s strong investment in expanding and developing the Nordic gas infrastructure.

In early 2019, the European Union presented new emission standards for HDVs which states carbon emissions from the vehicles need to be reduced by 30% by 2030. The regulations have resulted in increased demand for low-emission fuels such as LNG and LBG.

To meet this increased demand, Gasum is planning to create a network of approximately 20 filling stations for HDVs in Sweden and Finland by the end of the year, and to introduce a total of 50 stations in the Nordic by early 2020s.

“The expanding filling station network supports logistics companies operating in Sweden that want to reduce their carbon footprint,” said Mikael Antonsson, Director Traffic at Gasum Sweden.

“The new filling station has a great location near Torsvik’s IKEA warehouse along the main highway in Jönköping. In addition, it’s a good continuation to the circular economy cooperation Gasum has with IKEA Finaland.”

The new filling stations are targeted to the long-haul transport segment where energy consumption is highest. All new filling stations will be located in high-traffic areas encouraging the use of LNG and LBG.