Mexico: ENGIE puts into operation first CNG station in Veracruz
The French company has opened a CNG station in the Port of Veracruz, which is the first of its kind in the state. The opening resulted from the acquisition of 70% of the capital of the Mexican company GASECO GOLFO by ENGIE Mexico. With the entry into operation of this refueling point, Veracruz public transport will have access to a fuel that emits 80% less polluting particles and generates approximate savings of up to 45% when compared to conventional fuels.
ENGIE service station is the beginning of a project that includes the construction and operation of approximately 20 facilities in the next 5 years, representing an estimated investment of 35 million dollars. The company’s NGV plan consists of opening more NGV stations in Veracruz and Quintana Roo, as well as in Yucatán, Tabasco, Campeche and Tlaxcala, State of Mexico, Tamaulipas, Puebla, Querétaro and Jalisco, where ENGIE also has natural gas networks.
“The development of the NGV business will allow us to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable transport, mitigating CO2 emissions and particulate matter in cities and states, as well as contributing to the development of a greener economy in favor of final consumers, companies and governments,” said Fernando Tovar, CEO of ENGIE Mexico.
With the creation of an NGV ecosystem and the generation of alliances with financial institutions and workshops for the conversion of vehicles, the main beneficiaries will be taxis, vans, public transport, corporate and government fleets of the state, who will have access to a highly competitive fuel.
“We know that Veracruz, in addition to having the most important commercial port in the country, is an entity of great importance for the Mexican energy sector, which is why we intend to join the development by offering a valuable energy alternative,” said Alberto Santoyo Vidaurreta, Partner and Director of ENGIE GNV.
This is an extremely positive moment for natural gas and the transition to a Mexican greener transport. In this encouraging scenario for the country’s sustainable mobility, AltFuels Mexico 2020 will take place on 27-30 April 2020 at the World Trade Center of Mexico City. The event will consist of high-level conferences and exhibition led by national and international experts and companies who will share their experiences and knowledge with visitors and showcase the latest in clean energy technologies.