06 Sep 2021
- Both companies continue working on the creation of the largest natural gas vehicle refueling network in Spain
- Cepsa's Service Station located in the city of Getafe has LNG facilities , for refueling of trucks, and CNG facilities for refueling passenger cars and vans.
- This facility is located on the A-4 highway, which connects the south with the center of the peninsula, and constitutes a strategic route for freight transport.
- The next stations that the two companies are already working on will be located in Salamanca, Ciudad Real, Pontevedra and Madrid. They are expected to open in the coming months.
Cepsa and Redexis have started operating their fifth refueling station for natural gas vehicles (NGV), located in Getafe, Madrid. This inauguration is part of the strategic agreement by which both companies committed to creating the largest network of service stations in Spain.
Redexis has invested over one million euros to carry out the construction of this facility, which supplies both liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy-duty vehicles and compressed natural gas (CNG) for light transport.
The facility is located in the city of Getafe on the A-4 motorway linking Madrid and Cádiz. This strategic location for transporting goods between the center south of the peninsula sees more than 17,000 heavy vehicles circulate daily, near major logistics centers in the southern part of Madrid.
In addition to this new station, the two companies have NGV refueling facilities in Puerto Lumbreras (A-7), Mercazaragoza (A-2), Trujillo (A-5) and Castillejo de Iniesta (A-3). In the coming months, they plan to open another three service stations in some of the main national transport corridors; specifically, at Cepsa service stations in the provinces of Salamanca (A-62), Ciudad Real (A-4) and Pontevedra (A-52), as well as another two CNG stations in Madrid.
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 fueling 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. VNG vehicles 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. VNG vehicles 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.