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Gasum inaugurates its first LNG/LBG filling station in Sweden

Gasum Oy via its Swedish subsidiary Gasum AB has officially opened its first filling station for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) for trucks in Sweden. Opened in Västerås, in County Västmanland, the filling station is part of the Finland-headed gas major's plan to roll-out fifty such refuelling stations across the Nordic countries.

Gasum inaugurates the Västerås LNG/LBG truck refuelling station, its first in Sweden. Officiating during the ceremony held on May 20 were Jukka Metsälä (left), Vice President Traffic Gasum, Minoo Akhtarzand, County Governor of Västmanland. and Mikael Antonsson, Director of Traffic Sweden Gasum (photo courtesy Gasum).

As announced during 2018, Gasum plans to open 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) fuel stations across the Nordic countries. According to Gasum, the new network of stations is “a necessity” in the transition to cleaner fuels for heavy-duty vehicles. Gasum has four filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles (HDV) in Finland already.

The station in Västerås, Sweden, the first in the country for Gasum, was officially opened on May 20, 2019.

The climate issue is best solved together. It is good that other fuel companies join forces in order to switch from diesel to liquefied gas for heavy-duty vehicles. Simultaneously, the climate issue is stretching across borders, Gasum is therefore now building a network of stations that will cover all the Nordic countries, said Mikael Antonsson, Director Traffic Sweden, Gasum.

The LNG/LBG filling station that was opened in Västerås is the first of its kind in Västmanland County, Sweden. The station has been identified as an environmentally sustainable investment and, as such, has been partially financed through the Swedish government’s “Climate Step” investment programme (Klimatklivet) administrated by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket).

The investment in a station here in Västerås will contribute to increased energy supply and thereby benefit the local economy. At the same time, it contributes to sustainable transportations in the county, said Minoo Akhtarzand, County Governor of Västmanland.

Gasum is one of the biggest producers of biogas in the Nordic countries and already owns a biogas production facility in Västerås.

Now when the station is opened in Västerås, we can help the local haulage companies improve their competitiveness through lowering their fuel costs while reducing their emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulates said Mikael Antonsson.

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