More than 650,000 vehicles already run on Autogas in Peru, according to SPGL
The Peruvian Liquefied Gas Association (SPGL) revealed that there are currently more than LPG-powered 650,000 vehicles, both for private use and public service, in the country.
According to the entity, Autogas vehicle fleet in Peru has been constantly increasing in recent years due to the growing preference for this cheaper alternative compared to gasoline and diesel, as well as to the expansion of the LPG refuelling network at the national level, which already reaches 1,500 service stations.
The vehicle segment now represents 38% of the demand for LPG in the country, which in total exceeds 2 million tonnes per year. The SPGL also highlighted that Peru is a producer of LPG derived from the natural gas extracted from the Camisea fields, “contributing to the security and availability of the energy,” they noted.
In addition to the economic benefits provided by the adoption of Autogas, such as a 30% saving compared to low sulphur diesel, there is also a crucial aspect: the environmental impact. LPG emits considerably less CO2 than gasoline and diesel, “which translates into a significant reduction in the environmental footprint caused by vehicles. This makes it a favourable choice for those seeking to minimise their impact on the environment,” remarked the Peruvian association.
Finally, the SGLP commented that this Autogas expansion has occurred mainly in sectors that seek to generate additional resources in their activities from the use of a more economic fuel and in those that use their vehicles in public transport. “This explains why more and more carriers are switching to LPG and why the demand for this type of fuel continues to increase,” they concluded.
Source: La República
16 August 2023