December 15, 2020. Gasnam, the Iberian natural gas mobility association, reported that so far this year 25 public access stations for vehicular gas have been opened in Spain and Portugal. According to the entity, October was the month in which more facilities have been opened, with five openings, and in November one has been opened. Gas companies were also very active in the previous months, with the inauguration of three stations each month between June and September. The February data was also positive, with four openings. While, between the months from March to May, only three refueling points could be opened due to the health emergency situation caused by the pandemic.
Of these stations, 4 have been built in Portugal and Andalusia, 3 in Madrid and the Valencian Community, 2 in Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha and the Basque Country, and one in Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, Murcia and the Canary Islands, where the Disa Group has opened the first public CNG facility in the archipelago. Most of them supply both CNG and LNG, while nine only supply compressed gas and another two only liquefied gas.
In total, Spain already has 147 gas refueling facilities, of which 98 supply CNG and 61 LNG. In addition, there are 35 CNG and 25 LNG stations projected. For its part, Portugal has 19 filling stations, 14 for CNG, with 3 more projected, and 10 LNG, with 1 in progress.