Natural gas demand for auto sector doubles in a year

DEPA, the Public Gas Corporation, doubled sales at its natural gas fueling stations in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the equivalent period last year, a trend that confirms the rapidly growing demand for natural gas in the auto sector.

Currently operating eight natural gas fueling stations – under the company name Fisikon – DEPA plans to expand its network to ten stations by June. The corporation expects to have increased the network to 12 stations by the end of the year and 17 by the end of 2017.

Besides having launched a strategy promoting the use of new cars running on natural gas, the corporation is also participating in a training program being staged to equip mechanics with the skills required to convert existing conventional vehicles.