July 3, 2020. With the acquisition of 75 bioCNG filling stations from EWE, OrangeGas becomes the market leader in Germany with a total of 129 facilities. Due to the favorable tax regime for transport until 2023, OrangeGas sees great potential for compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks in Germany.
The stations will be located mainly in northern Germany and in the vicinity of Berlin. This brings the total number of OrangeGas service stations in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Belgium to more than 200. The acquisition increases OrangeGas’ turnover by a total of 15%.
At the same time, EWE, a player who has been shaping CNG mobility in Germany for decades, is leaving the market. The new leader intends to greatly increase the sales of regeneratively produced biomethane, especially with customers in the transport, logistics and delivery traffic sector within the city, in order to boost the CNG throughout Germany.
“The acquisition of EWE refueling stations is a very important step for OrangeGas. Our goal is to become the largest provider of clean fuel in Northwest Europe,” said OrangeGas founder and CEO Marcel Borger.
Of the nearly 850 CNG stations currently operating in Germany, OrangeGas will own approximately a fifth after the acquisition of EWE facilities. The focus is on the federal states of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Niedersachsen, Bremen, Hamburg, Thüringen, and Brandenburg. With the exception of Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg, OrangeGas is currently active in all federal states.