Repsol has opened its first “gasinera” for refuelling with natural gas for vehicles (GNV) in Extremadura. The plant, located in Merida (Badajoz), will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy transport vehicles and compressed natural gas (CNG) for cars, vans, buses, and service trucks.
The selection of Mérida is due to the consolidation of Extremadura as a “strategic hub” for low emissions refuelling in the “Green Corridor” that connects Madrid with Lisbon. On average, this route is used daily by an estimated 18,000 vehicles of which more than 4,000 transport goods.
Repsol, as part of its strategy as a multi-energy company, is already a market leader in AutoGas or LPG for automotive uses, and it foresees expanding its network of NGV “gasineras” through the progressive development of a CNG/LNG network in one of the Iberian Peninsula’s main transport corridors.