The first natural gas station in Santiago de Compostela is already operational
The mayor of Santiago de Compostela, Xosé Sánchez Bugallo; the territorial delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in A Coruña, Ovidio Rodeiro Tato; the delegate of Mobility Projects North Zone-Portugal at Naturgy, José Antonio Sánchez Loureda; the manager of the Staroil service station, Juan Lago; and the director of Mercagalicia, María Vázquez González, have opened the first public natural gas refueling station in Santiago de Compostela, located at Mercagalicia, in the Tambre Industrial Estate.
The NGV station, built within the main fruit and vegetable market of Galicia and in the largest industrial estate in Santiago, has a location of great strategic and logistical value due to its important merchandise traffic, proximity to the city center and connection with the highway of the Atlantic, ensuring the possibility of refueling all fleets in Galicia that travel to the north of Spain, Portugal and France. In addition, the Tambre Industrial Park has more than 400 companies mainly engaged in industrial activity, automotive, construction, transportation and distribution sectors.
The facility, which is the first CNG station in the province of A Coruña and the second in Galicia, has two suppliers, which will meet the growing demand for both light and heavy vehicles.
The launch of this new service station is part of the Naturgy’s mobility promotion project, whose objective is to enhance the use of natural gas for vehicles as the best sustainable alternative to fossil fuels derived from petroleum and promote the refueling network in Galicia, as it will support the stations that the company has in San Cibrao das Viñas (Ourense) and the next stations under development in Vigo and Vilalba (Lugo).
Natural gas, in addition to being environmentally efficient, is also an alternative that offers greater savings compared to other fuels. The NGV fleet grew by 26% during the first half of 2019, with 3,716 more units, totaling a fleet of 17,932 vehicles, according to data from GASNAM (Iberian Association of Natural Gas for Mobility).