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The Nordic energy company Gasum is increasing the opportunities to fill up with gas in Sweden and Finland during summer 2020. Today, Gasum operates 22 of the total of 30 gas filling stations for the Heavy-Duty Vehicle (HDV) segment across the Nordics. After the summer, Gasum will have a total of 26 stations, with new stations located in Ljungby, Helsingborg and Gothenburg in Sweden, and Lieto in Finland. The new stations are part of Gasum’s strategy to expand the liquefied gas filling station network in Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Today, Gasum operates 22 filling stations in the Nordics, of which 13 in Sweden, serving long-haul transport with low emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable liquefied biogas (LBG). During summer, additional stations will be opened in Ljungby, Helsingborg and Gothenburg in Sweden, and Lieto in Finland. Developing the gas infrastructure is necessary to ensure that the transition to cleaner fuels is smooth and easy for the long-haul transport sector. Gasum’s growing network is a response to the increased demand for cleaner road transport. Together with other fuel retail operators, the number of LNG/LBG filling stations will total around 35 in the Nordics this summer. Strengthening the network of stations is key to lowering emissions in the road transport sector. Gasum’s extensive filling station network in the Nordics consists of around 100 stations that serve passenger cars, buses, trucks and other vehicles with gas.
“Despite the challenging conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, Gasum is still expanding the filling station network. The demand for alternative fuels has grown at an incredible rate as companies pursue more environment-friendly and cost-effective transport solutions,” states Mikael Antonsson, Director, Traffic, Gasum Sweden.
Over the lifecycle of the fuel, liquefied natural gas can help to cut greenhouse gas emissions by around 20% compared to diesel and filling up with renewable biogas can achieve emissions reductions of up to 90%. Since biogas can utilize the same infrastructure as natural gas, the switch to biogas is both easy and cost effective.
Gas as a solution to decrease road transport emissions is becoming a more and more popular fuel options for HDVs in the Nordic countries. For example, already more than 1,000 LNG trucks have been approved for subsidies by the Klimatklivet initiative and Drive LBG climate investment programs in Sweden. The role of the expanding gas filling station network is crucial in providing these and future HDVs with a low-emission and cost-effective fuel.
Mikael Antonsson, Director Traffic Sweden, Gasum
Tel. +4672 454 33 82, Mikael.email@example.com