NIS Expands Compressed Natural Gas Retail Network

August 2, 2016

Compressed natural gas has started selling within the retail network at the NIS Petrol station "Čačak 1" as well Two years ago, NIS started selling compressed natural gas through the wholesale system, while the retail was launched in the middle of 2015 with the opening of the first filling station for this energy-generating product at the NIS Petrol station in Novi Sad. Being the company with the largest petrol station network in Serbia, NIS recognized the advantages of using compressed natural gas.  In addition to its wide application in industry, this energy-generating product is also used as an alternative fuel in all types of motor vehicles.   It is called the fuel of the future both for its environmentally-friendly properties and for the excellent performance it provides to vehicles.  Furthermore, compressed natural gas is also considered to be the most cost-effective conventional fuel for motor vehicles, compared to gasoline, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas, since its use as motor fuel ensures significant financial savings. NIS is the first large petrol station network in the country to include compressed natural gas in its product range, thus confirming once again its position of the leader in innovations on the market of Serbia and the region.  NIS continues to develop this activity further, planning to make this type of energy-generating product available to its customers at around 20 locations throughout Serbia by end of 2020. Compressed natural gas is natural gas compressed (compacted) to the pressure of 220-250 bar.  Its main component is methane, which, compared to other petroleum products, has the lowest CO₂ emission coefficient per unit of energy released.