Natural gas vehicles can refuel at pumps similar to those designed for diesel or gasoline vehicles. There is an incipient network of service stations that offer CNG in Portugal, with public service stations and private service stations for fleets.
A typical CNG station includes a compressor, gas dryer, storage containers, dispensers, and underground piping. In most cases, a CNG station in Portugal is created by connecting a fuel compressor to the nearest underground natural gas distribution network.
Service stations can refuel a fleet of vehicles in one location for a long period of time, with several vehicles refueling at the same time. This eliminates the problem of drivers queuing for a limited number of fuel pumps, minimizes labor, and ensures full refueling of up to 3,600 psi.
Due to the support of the Government of Portugal in its commitment to implement Compressed Natural Gas as an alternative fuel to diesel and gasoline, the price of CNG in Portugal is cheap and very appealing compared to other traditional fuels.