In spring 2015 Niemi Services Ltd began cooperation with Gasum in the use of biogas-fueled moving vehicles. Their vehicles running on biogas can now be spotted on the basis of the green Biogas Label.
The first gas filling station in Pori was inaugurated today, Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Maamiehenkatu in the Pori district of Tiilimäki. The station provides compressed natural gas and biogas for cars, delivery vehicles, waste management vehicles and buses.
The first gas filling station in Pori has opened at Maamiehenkatu in the Pori district of Tiilimäki. Gasum is actively developing its network of biogas and natural gas filling stations and will open 35 new filling stations over the next few years. A number of stations are planned for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Turku, Oulu and Lahti, among other places.
”We are working for cleaner road traffic and are now intensively building a network of filling stations. The number of gas-fueled vehicles in Finland is growing at a record rate. There is a desire to see more traffic fueled by renewable energy on Finnish roads and biogas is one of the most attractive options to traditional fuels. The opening of the filling station in Pori has been eagerly awaited in the Satakunta region and further improves the possibilities for consumers and companies in the area to switch to using biogas. Besides Pori, this year drivers of gas-fueled vehicles can already fill up at filling stations in other new places in Hämeenlinna, Jyväskylä and Vantaa,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.
“The City of Pori is the largest municipal member in the Carbon Neutral Municipalities project. This means low emissions are naturally our goal in traffic, too. The opening of the station in Pori is an important part of the city’s moves this summer for low emission traffic,” says Aino-Maija Luukkonen, Mayor of Pori.
Also present at the inauguration was Eerola-yhtiöt, experts in the waste management business who were the first in Finland to switch over to driving on renewable Finnish biogas produced from their own waste.
“We are proud of being leaders. For us, driving on gas produced from our own waste is a natural way to be more environmentally sound as a company. Not only that, the utilization of waste in traffic also supports employment in Finland. We use biogas both in our heavy and light vehicles,” says Pasi Eerola CEO of Eerola-yhtiöt.
Gasum biogas is a renewable Finnish biofuel. Using biogas as a road fuel is the easy way to reduce carbon dioxide and particulate emissions. It is the only road fuel sold in Finland to have been awarded the Nordic Ecolabel as well as the Made in Finland Key Flag Symbol. Not only is biogas environmentally friendly, it is also an affordable road fuel.
For more information:
Jukka Metsälä, Vice President, Biogas, Gasum Ltd, tel. +35840 5633 756, firstname.lastname(a)gasum.com
Olga Väisänen, Vice President Communications, tel. +358 40 554 0578, firstname.lastname(a)gasum.com
The Extraordinary General Meeting of Skangas appointed Jarmo Honkamaa on Thursday June 22, 2017 as a new member to the Skangas Board.
Jarmo Honkamaa is CEO of the consulting company Tixicon. Jarmo Honkamaa has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has earlier worked in senior positions in Fortum’s oil and gas businesses, and as Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President, Renewable Fuels at Neste Oil.
LNG company Skangas is a leading supplier in the Nordic LNG markets. The company provides customers with LNG for shipping, industrial and heavy-duty land transport needs. Skangas is a subsidiary of the Gasum Ltd (70%) and partly owned by the Norwegian energy company Lyse (30%).
More information please contact:
Johanna Lamminen, Chairman of the Board, Skangas
Phone: +358 20 44 78 661 (Henna Walker, Executive Assistant)
Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 55 40 578, firstname.lastname(a)gasum.com
Gasum Ltd is increasing its shareholding in Skangas to 70%. The Norwegian Lyse Group will continue as a Skangas shareholder with a 30% stake. The increase in shareholding will strengthen Gasum’s position as the leading LNG provider and developer of the Nordic gas ecosystem.
Developing the Nordic gas ecosystem is a key element of Gasum’s strategy, and LNG in particular will play an increasingly important role in the Nordic gas market in the future. Gasum acquired a majority shareholding of 51% in Skangas in 2014, and the current increase in ownership will provide Gasum with new capacities for the development of the Nordic LNG market.
”The significance of LNG in the Baltic Sea and the Nordic countries is increasing rapidly, and Gasum wants to lead the way in this growth. This increase in shareholding will make us even better positioned to respond to the growing demand for LNG and that way build a bridge to a carbon-neutral society together with our partners,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.
LNG can be used in maritime transport as well as heavy-duty road transport and industry. Because LNG can be transported flexibly, it enables the utilization of energy-efficient gas also in areas outside the gas pipeline network. LNG is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to replace oil-based fuels. Alongside LNG, the same sites of use can also today and in the future use renewable liquefied biogas (LBG), with no additional investments required from the customer for the switch.
The volumes of liquefied natural gas and biogas used in the Nordic countries are increasing in all sectors of transport and industry. The LNG infrastructure created by Skangas ensures the efficient supply of LNG to our customers throughout the Nordics. One example of this is the Tornio LNG terminal due to open in Finland in February 2018, which will enable even better access to LNG in the northern parts of the Nordic countries.
”The increase in shareholding is a clear and natural step towards that was already agreed upon in conjunction with the original transaction. The continuously expanding Nordic gas ecosystem is proof of the growing importance of LNG in Finland, Sweden as well as Norway. Gasum is now even more strongly positioned for its further development,” Lamminen continues.
For more information please contact:
Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 20 44 78 661, firstname.surname(a)gasum.fi
Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 40 554 0578, firstname.surname(a)gasum.fi
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