The partnership, announced on Monday, will focus on supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) for transportation — promoting renewable gas in Spain and supporting new innovations.
Under the terms of the agreement, Enagás will develop Spain’s LNG and CNG infrastructure to boost the use of lower-emission fuels in the Spanish transportation and automotive sector. Natural gas produced by Enagás will be supplied to BP-operated service stations throughout the country.
Both firms will also work to promote the use of renewable gas, specifically biogas, created through the anaerobic decomposition of wastewater and other biowaste, which is then distributed through existing gas infrastructure. Biomethane produced by the Enagás start-up, BioEnGas, will be supplied to BP as part of the partnership.
The two firms will collaborate to create a new domestic market for biomethane sales, identifying new opportunities for consumption. This includes the potential supply of biogas and biomethane to BP’s Castellón refinery.
Spain consumed a total of 36.1 billion cubic meters (Bcm) of natural gas in 2019, according to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2020 report. This accounted for 22.7% of the country’s total energy mix last year, while renewables accounted for 13.1%.
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