OMV Petrom and Vulcangas Romania announced the opening of liquefied and compressed natural gas (LNG/CNG) filling stations. The first station, expected to become operational in 2025, will be installed at a Petrom station in Ilfov County and will supply light and heavy vehicles.
Other future filling stations will be installed depending on the evolution of LNG and CNG demand in Romania, the company said.
Radu Căprău, an OMV Petrom Executive Board member responsible for Refining and Marketing, commented: “Through this partnership, we continue to diversify our mobility offer for medium and long-distance freight transport by supporting the growth of the LNG and CNG market. Natural gas can be a viable option for the transition to cleaner transportation.”
According to OMV Petrom, LNG/CNG freight transportation generates approximately 15% less CO2 emissions, 50% less SOx emissions and almost no heavy particulate emissions. A truck fueled by LNG/CNG can benefit from autonomy of up to 1,600 kilometres.