Italy: Sustainable Mobility Eni and Snam Collaborate to Create 20 Fresh CNG Refuelling Stations
The project encourages sustainable mobility and supports the development of natural gas and biomethane refuelling stations in the country. The investment for the CNG stations is expected to be within 11.58 million dollars.
Rome/Italy – Eni and Snam, through its subsidiary Snam4Mobility, have recently signed a second contract implementing the framework agreement signed in May 2017, aimed at creating 20 new CNG (compressed natural gas) refuelling stations for vehicles in Italy, as part of both companies’ commitment to promoting sustainable mobility in the country.
The deal follows the contract signed a few months ago to create a group of 14 CNG stations, of which the first are due to open within the first quarter of 2019. Under the agreement, Snam will design, create and maintain 20 new CNG stations within Eni’s national distributor network. The investment for these activities is expected to be within 11.58 million dollars.
Natural gas is one of the best technologies available to help reduce emissions in mobility, with benefits in terms of air quality, as well as significant financial advantages for consumers. Mobility using natural gas is also becoming increasingly renewable through the gradual development of a biomethane supply chain that uses existing facilities.
Eni’s aim is to further strengthen its sustainable mobility offering with this initiative. Within Eni’s network of 4,400 stations, 3,500 supply Eni Diesel+, the premium diesel with a 15 % renewable component made from vegetable oils (including used vegetable oils) at the Venice bio-refinery using proprietary technology, while around 1,000 stations supply LPG and methane (2 of which are LNG and 180 are CNG).