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Methane, Lpg to be available at 'traditional' service points

Motorists can access self-service refuelling under new rules

01 April, 12:40
Methane, Lpg to be available at 'traditional' service points (ANSA) - Rome, April 1 - Motorists will soon be able to fill up with methane or liquid petroleum gas (Lpg) at the same service points used for traditional motor fuel, the industry and interior ministries announced Tuesday. Drivers will also have access to self-service refuelling for natural gas and Lpg under decrees signed by the Interior Minister Angelino Alfano and the Industry Minister Federica Guidi.

The provisions - made possible by the development of a new multidispenser for petrol, diesel, Lpg and natural gas - follow a revision of fire prevention regulations at methane and Lpg refuelling points.

"The new norms will allow methane and Lpg to be more widely used as motor fuel and so Italy to consolidate its position as a European leader in the use of these fuels," said Guidi.

This will have "clear" advantages for pollution reduction and the development of the 'green' automobile industry, the minister added.