The LNG network is expanding



Axègaz recently opened the first of five public LNG stations in France. The clean fuel, LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), can in future also be tanked at the Centre Régional de Transport de Lille-Lesquin site south of Lille. Another four LNG stations will be added in France this year: in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Dijon, Corbas and Orange.

The LNG benefits

With the launch of the LNG stations in France, more international transporters can make use of LNG’s benefits. LNG is much cleaner than diesel: there are almost no particle emissions, 25% less NOx and a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions. All of this, without the need for emission reducing technical solutions.

The self-service gas station, strategically located at the junction between the A1, A23 and A27, won the Best Innovation in Transport Systems award at the SITL Europe Transport Next Generation 2016 show. In September, a second station will be opened near Paris, in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, and at the end of the year, Dijon, Corbas and Orange will follow.

European ambition

The new station is a development by PitPoint’s partner Axègaz, who, just like PitPoint, wants to expand the European market of LNG vehicles. In the ‘LNG motion’ project, PitPoint and Axègaz, among others, work towards a network of 42 stations in 9 European countries.

App with locations

The LNG sites in Europe can now also be found in the handy app by PitPoint.