02 Dec 2020
- Cepsa's Service Station, located in Mercazaragoza, has LNG facilities for trucks and CNG facilities for light vehicles
- This facility is located in a strategic logistics hub, which connects the major cities of the Iberian Peninsula and is an important road connection point with France
- The next stations that are already being worked on by both companies are located in Madrid, Cáceres, Cuenca, and Jaén and are expected to start operating in the first quarter of 2021
Cepsa and Redexis have started operating their second refueling station for vehicular natural gas (VNG), located in Zaragoza. This inauguration is part of the strategic agreement announced in 2019, by which both companies committed to create the largest network of natural gas stations in Spain.
Redexis has made an investment of nearly one million euros to carry out the construction of this facility, which supplies both compressed natural gas (CNG) for light vehicles and liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy-duty transport. For both, the refueling time is between 3 and 6 minutes, depending on vehicle type.
The facility is located in Mercazaragoza, the largest agro-food logistics platform in Aragón. This is a strategic location for the transport of goods where between 5,000 and 8,000 heavy vehicles circulate daily. Likewise, Zaragoza is a logistics hub connecting the major cities of Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and is an important connection point on road trips to France.
In the first few months of 2021, both companies plan to start up another four gas stations in some of the main national transport corridors; specifically, they will be located at Cepsa Service Stations in the provinces of Madrid (A-4), Cáceres (A-5), Cuenca (A-3), and Jaén (A-4).
In the words of Santiago Ruiz, director of Cepsa's Service Station Network: "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.”
Likewise, Javier Migoya, Redexis B2B Director, said: “From Redexis and together with Cepsa, we intend to continue creating the largest gas mobility network in Spain, building and developing the necessary infrastructures to support alternative fuels in our country that promote a more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly mobility”.