By 2030, natural gas consumption in Romania should increase by around 16%. As the supply of natural gas is increasingly dependent on imports, the Romanian Government is assessing the potential contribution of substitute products such as biomethane to meet future natural gas demand.
Consequently, the enormous potential that methane mixtures can bring to the transport sector is studied, as an ideal bridge towards a more sustainable mobility, using the existing biomethane distribution infrastructure in Romania.
In Romania, the development of a national standard for CNG filling stations is underway between the industry and the Romanian Government. The CNG tax is lower than the equivalent tax on other alternative fuels.
The future fuel mix in transportation, different options may serve different applications. The next decade will be crucial to achieve Romania's emission reduction targets therefore methane can play an important role, provided CNG price stabilization in Romania materialises.