CNG auto conversion plan also left pending by elections

A ministerial decision for approval of technical specifications required to make auto conversions that allow diesel-powered vehicles to also run on CNG (compressed natural gas) is one of many energy-sector issues that has been left pending as a result of this Sunday’s snap elections.

The ministerial decision was ready to be signed when early general elections were called, according to statements made at the time by Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Deputy Minister Michalis Papadopoulos. However, the arrival of pre-election campaigns radically change the priorities of politicians.

Market authorities note that the use of CNG in transportation promises to reduce environmentally harmful emissions, while also reducing transportation costs, including those of products and services. CNG use in transportation also promises to provide wider auto sector benefits through support for mechanics, suppliers, as well as refueling stations.