Growing LPG refuelling infrastructure in Birmingham

Birmingham will have a new Autogas filling station after the city council’s planning committee approved plans to adapt a vacant car sales yard. Local company Supergaz Ltd now has permission for the station at Washwood Heath Road, Ward End. The new facility will feature five LPG tanks, each containing 2,200 litres, as well as four parking spaces for customers and a 2.95m tall canopy.

Converting petrol or diesel cars to run on Autogas has previously been suggested as a way of fulfilling green measures due to be introduced by the Clean Air Zone (CAZ), currently due to come in 2021. The city council has so far converted 65 of Birmingham’s black cabs to run on LPG.

“The Clean Air Zone will come into force soon and therefore the city needs an infrastructure of stations to provide the clean fuel,” said Haroon Momand, Director of Supergaz Ltd. “This will ensure that they now have one more filling station available where people and taxi drivers on LPG can come and fill their cars at competitive prices.”

According to the city’s officials, a petition was submitted in support of the proposal by Autogas users and occupants of 93 addresses. For more information, please visit this link.

27 May 2020