Energy company Gasum continues to expand its gas filling station network in the Nordics. The newly opened station in Luleå enables Gasum to meet growing customer demand for environmentally friendly biogas, even in the northernmost parts of Sweden. The Luleå station is a result of cooperation between Sandahls Logistik and Gasum.
Nordic energy company Gasum has opened a new liquefied gas filling station in Luleå in northern Sweden. Gasum can now offer both compressed and liquefied gas to transport companies operating locally in the northernmost part of Sweden. Since it has full control and ownership over the whole value chain, Gasum can extend the corridor of stations by another 250 km. Gasum now has 23 liquefied gas filling stations across Sweden and a total of more than 50 across the Nordics. Some of these filling stations are operated by Gasum’s partners.
Sandahls Logistik is a family-owned logistics company with an ambitious sustainability goal of being fossil free by 2025. To reach this goal, the company will phase out fossil-fueled transports and predominantly invest in biogas-powered vehicles for their road transport. The filling station in Luleå is Gasum’s second station built in conjunction with Sandahls Logistik’s terminals. The first filling station was recently opened in Vårgårda, in western Sweden.
Luleå filling station extends Gasum’s network to Norrbotten in northern Sweden
As the filling station infrastructure expands into new regions, there will be a growing number of gas-powered vehicles on Swedish roads.
Several companies have already signaled that an expansion of the gas filling station network allows for completely new possibilities, such as switching over to lower emissions transports in northern Sweden. In addition, the new station means that some logistics companies have already redirected some of their traffic from other parts of Sweden to Luleå.
“This new station is very special to us because it shows Gasum’s capability to equip Sweden with gas filling stations from head to foot, from Luleå in the north to Malmö in the south. This is particularly important logistically in northern Sweden. By strengthening our filling station capacity in the Norrbotten region, we are helping growing numbers of logistics operators to reach their emission ambitions by allowing them to switch to cleaner and more cost-effective fuels. From day one of the new station’s operation, companies have placed trucks in the region to test the Gasum-built corridor, which exemplifies the magnitude of what we have been able to create for emission reductions in Sweden,” says Sharareh Edström, Head of Business Sweden, Traffic at Gasum.
Gasum works with partners to help Sweden reach its climate goals
Sweden’s national target is to reduce emissions by at least 70 percent by 2030 compared to 2010, and Gasum, together with partners that are willing to invest in stations and trucks, is committed to help Sweden reach this goal. Use of renewable and cost-effective biogas in transports can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90 percent compared to fossil fuels during the lifecycle of the fuel.
“To reach climate goals, we need to lower emissions in long distance transport since around 70 percent of heavy-duty vehicle emissions originate from this sector. We’re pleased with the investment contribution from the environment initiative Klimatklivet, as it will enable us to build the infrastructure that will contribute to dramatically reduce emissions where needed, in long-distance transports in Sweden,” Sharareh concludes.