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Gasum opens new LNG, LBG filling station in Sweden

The Nordic energy company Gasum has opened its 14th LNG and LBG gas filling station for heavy-duty vehicles in Sweden, 27th such station in the Nordics.

Gasum said on Wednesday that the station in Borlänge was the first for liquefied gas in Dalarna and would be a filling station for heavy vehicles.

At the moment, Gasum has 27 filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles around the Nordics. In the coming years, Gasum is planning to increase its network in the Nordics up to 50 filling stations.

The new station in Borlänge offers both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG). The filling station is located in an area with terminals and heavy traffic.

Mikael Antonsson, director of traffic at Gasum, said: “We are very happy to be in Borlänge and to also continue to strengthen the gas infrastructure in Dalarna. Most of our customers have operations throughout Sweden, so the station in Borlänge is a welcome addition to the network of filling stations for them as well”.

According to the emission targets introduced by the EU in 2019, carbon dioxide emissions from heavy vehicles will have to be reduced by 30 per cent by 2030. The goal at the national level in Sweden is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from road transport by 70 per cent by 2030 compared to the 2010 levels.

The transition to cleaner road transport through the use of LNG trucks is taking place in different countries and the demand for new LNG trucks has increased all over Europe.

The company added that, by using LBG, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by up to 90 per cent compared to diesel. With LNG, carbon dioxide emissions are more than 20 per cent lower than with conventional diesel.

LNG and LBG can be used in the same infrastructure, which makes the transition from LNG to LBG simple and cost-effective.

Recently, Gasum expanded its infrastructure in Sweden with an LNG and LBG fueling station in Tuve, Gothenburg.