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New LNG filling stations open in Oulu

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Gasum has opened two new gas filling stations in Oulu.

To date, these stations are Gasum’s northernmost and significantly expand the company’s network of filling stations in Finland to enable gas-fuelled long-distance transport from the southern regions of the country to the north. The new stations have been opened in response to growing demand for gas in both passenger and heavy-duty transport in the area, and also contribute to the utilisation of local waste and sludges for a renewable traffic fuel in the Oulu economic region.

The new filling stations in Oulu serve drivers at Tyrnäväntie 4 and Terminaalitie 1. The Tyrnäväntie station in the Limingantulli area provides compressed natural gas and biogas, which are suitable for light vehicles such as passenger cars, delivery vehicles, refuse vehicles and buses. The Terminaalitie gas filling station in the Äimärautio district serves heavy-duty road vehicles with LNG and LBG.

Adding to Gasum’s network of gas filling stations promotes the circular economy and supports national emissions reduction targets by helping Nordic transport to switch over to using cleaner fuel solutions.

“There has been broad recognition in many countries that gas can help heavy-duty road vehicles to quickly cut emissions. The filling station in Oulu is part of Gasum’s Nordic network for heavy-duty road transport and we see considerable potential to increase biogas production in the Oulu area. New gas filling stations ideally deliver the circular economy, fuelling demand for renewable biogas in Oulu in different vehicle segments,” considers Jukka Metsälä, Vice President Traffic, Gasum.

“We believe strongly in sustainability, which is why we have already invested in low-emission LNG vehicles. Improvement of the gas infrastructure in the Oulu region will certainly encourage increasing numbers of actors to switch to using environmentally friendly gas as a source of energy and enable the use of new solutions for logistics customers,” notes Ville Vähälä, CEO of logistics company Vähälä Yhtiöt.

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