The now well known natural gas, which has changed the map of the energy market with efficient utilization in domestic, industrial and commercial uses, penetrates further more in Greece into the field of transportation as the most economical and environmentally friendly automotive fuel.
Around the world there are already 14.5 million gas powered cars of which one million are travelling through the streets of countries - members of European Union.
In Greece, natural gas has already demonstrated its key role as a fuel for 600 buses of OSY and 102 Municipalitiy garbage trucks. These are supplied, by two filling stations in Attica, in the areas of Anthousa and Ano Liosia.
Following the announcement of the PGC that it will go directly to the opening of new stations that will provide the cars with gas, opens a new road for the most efficient proposal mainly for automotive diesel engines, which until recently could not exploit the benefits of alternative forms of fuel.
Driving with natural gas ensures a significant reduction in both carbon dioxide emissions and the cost of traffic per kilometer. It is characteristic that the price of natural gas is about 60% lower than that of gasoline and 35% than that of diesel, ensuring rapid savings to anyone who uses it.
In environmental terms, the use of natural gas in auto motion achieves reduction in hydrocarbon emissions up to 80%, thus justifying its widespread use in developed and environmentally friendly countries.
As concerns the safety of the fuel, it should be emphasized that this is undeniable as auto-gas systems are of high standard and comply with the most stringent quality standards and control. Additionally, the safe operation of the gas is enhanced by the fact that it ignites only under exceptional circumstances (limited range of mixture with air).
Finally, as in the case of LPG, the auto-gas system offers twice the autonomy since all vehicles run on natural gas can also be moved and diesel, adding another benefit to this alternative form of motoring.
About the Natural Gas
- Natural gas is a natural product found in underground deposits of the earth. It is a mixture of hydrocarbons in a gaseous state, consisting mainly of methane.
- The natural gas is sold in gaseous form opposed to gas which is available in liquid form. This is why the gas tank operates at very high pressure (250 bar) in contrast with the tank of gas which functions to 8 bar.
- Gas is sold by the kilo.