The network of LNG filling stations in Austria is being further expanded with a new filling station at Leitner Mineralölen near Linz. With a storage capacity of 50 m³, the new facility is currently the largest in Austria. The location, directly at the Feldkirchen exit of the A2 motorway near Graz airport, is ideally situated for traffic from the A2 to Italy, but also from the A9 to Slovenia in the south and to Germany in the north. The transport of the liquefied natural gas from the production site to the filling station is of course carried out by a Leitner LNG truck.
Although there is still a lack of financial incentives in Austria for the purchase and use of this proven, environmentally friendly technology, the interest of transport companies in LNG is growing. More and more entrepreneurs want to implement more sustainability in their operations. 90% less NO2, 99% less particulate matter and around 20% less CO2 (up to -95% with biomethane) are undoubtedly the best available and realistic environmental propositions. 20 % lower fuel costs, made up of 10 % lower fuel consumption compared to diesel equivalent and 10 % lower fuel costs, are of course another advantage when calculating energy efficiency. A large number of practical applications have already confirmed these values in detail. With a range tailored to the needs of customers with the right LNG vehicle for every application in local and long-distance transport, with performance equivalent to the usual 460 hp in heavy-duty transport and with a range of up to 1,600 km, which already meets the needs of hauliers
"LNG is a sustainable option for transport companies as this alternative fuel emits up to 20% less CO2 than comparable diesel vehicles. If LNG is used as biogas, the ratio can even be reduced by up to 90 %," explains Stefan Ziegert, product manager for sustainable transport solutions at Scania Germany Austria. The balance is also excellent when it comes to reducing nitrogen oxide, NOx and particulate emissions. "The new gas engines also meet the requirements of the PIEK noise directive, which stipulates a maximum noise level of 72 dB(A) in noise-sensitive areas such as city centres and residential areas," says Ziegert.
Map of LNG filling stations in Austria
List of LNG filling stations in Austria
|RAG ERDGAS||Donaustraße 5||4470 Enns|
|LEITNER||Anton-Hermann-Straße 3||8073 Feldkirchen bei Graz|
|OMV||Rauchenwartherstraße 13a||2325 Himberg bei Wien|