Natural Gas Vehicles Part of Venezuela’s Energy Strategy

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Caracas, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The use of natural gas as automotive fuel is now one of the most important aspects of the Venezuelan strategy to diversify the country”s energy matrix.

According to the Venezuelan Automotive Chamber (Cavenez), last year 51.4 percent of the cars assembled by local plants were equipped to use this type of fuel.

The figure amounts to 53,501 units, meeting regulations adopted in 2009 that include a 50 percent domestic production of cars capable of using natural gas.

This product represents a strong savings versus using gasoline or diesel, it does not require expensive refining processes, guaranteeing favorable prices to consumers. It also reduces operating costs and maintenance for efficiency and cleaning, prolongs engine life, reduces the frequency of oil changes and extends the life of lubricants.