17 Jun 2021
- The Cepsa Service Station, located in Castillejo de Iniesta, Cuenca, has LNG facilities for refueling trucks.
- This facility is located on the A-3 highway, which connects the Mediterranean area with the center of the peninsula, and constitutes a strategic route for freight transport
- The next stations that are already being worked on by both companies will be located in Madrid, Jaén and Salamanca and are expected to start operating in the month of July
Cepsa and Redexis have started operating their fourth refueling station for natural gas vehicles (NGV), located in Castillejo de Iniesta. This inauguration is part of the strategic agreement by which both companies committed to create the largest network of gas stations in Spain.
Redexis has made an investment of nearly six hundred thousand euros to carry out the construction of this facility, which supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy-duty transport.
The facility is located on the A-3, the highway linking Madrid and Valencia, near the town of Castillejo de Iniesta, a strategic location for the transportation of goods between the center of the peninsula and the Mediterranean area, with over 5,000 heavy vehicles traveling daily.
In addition to this new station, both companies have NGV refueling facilities in Puerto Lumbreras (A-7), Mercazaragoza (A-2) and Trujillo (A-5). During the first half of 2021, they plan to start up another three service stations in some of the main national transportation corridors; specifically, they will be located at Cepsa service stations in the provinces of Madrid (A-4), Jaén (A-4) and Salamanca (A-62).
Santiago Ruiz, director of the Cepsa Service Station Network, highlighted: "We are continuing to advance in the development of the largest gas mobility network in Spain with the implementation of gas stations in strategic locations for the mobility of our country. The diversification of our energy solutions offering for light and heavy transport is part of our contribution to the energy transition.”
For his part, Javier Migoya, director of B2B at Redexis, said: "From Redexis and together with Cepsa, we remain committed to the creation of the largest network of gas stations in Spain, building and developing the necessary infrastructure to promote alternative fuels in our country that promote a more sustainable, economical and environmentally friendly mobility".
Redexis and Cepsa agreed to create the largest network of LNG and CNG refueling stations in Spain, with the goal of expanding the supply of energy solutions and promoting sustainable mobility. In that agreement, Redexis committed to making an investment of 60 million euros through 2023 to undertake the construction and maintenance of 80 gas stations located at Cepsa Service Stations, which Cepsa will be in charge of supplying and marketing.
Cepsa thus continues to expand its offering of energy solutions for transport at its Service Stations, where it also offers a variety of products and services. The company currently has more than one and a half million customers, of whom 300,000 are professionals, and has an extensive network of more than 1,500 Service Stations in Spain, based on a clear model of customer orientation, innovation, added value, safety, and loyalty.
Advantages of natural gas vehicles
Natural gas vehicles are a real alternative for sustainable transport, with low CO2 emissions that do not emit particles or sulfur oxides. Its implementation contributes to improving the air quality in cities and reducing noise pollution. NGVs are just as safe and equally as powerful as other combustion engines. They can also be driven in high pollution areas because their emissions allow their windshields to bear the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) ECO sticker, which is a huge plus when driving through large cities with traffic restrictions in place. NGVs are suitable for all types of mobility: urban, intercity or long-distance driving.
These vehicles are also competitive in cost since, in addition to benefiting from discounts and subsidies on the road tax, the use of VNG entails savings of 30% in cost per kilometer compared to diesel and 50% compared to gasoline, both for light and heavy vehicles. Gas models have an impressive range: they can travel up to 1,300 kilometers without refueling thanks to their bi-fuel gas/gasoline tanks.