Citizens of Slavonski Brod on 26 October got a new compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station. This is the first self-serve (unattended) and fully automated CNG filling station of the five that are already operating in Croatia. The natural gas is compressed at 250 bars and combustion of this type of gas is less harmful to the environment and contributes to reducing air pollution (less nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and particulate matter – PM). CNG takes up little space and is therefore a suitable fuel for automobiles, but also for commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses. This energy achieves significant financial savings ranging from 30 to 40% compared to vehicles powered by petrol or diesel engines.
The newly built CNG filling station is located on a good transport route, close to important roadways such as the A3 motorway (Bregana-Zagreb-Lipovac), and the state D5 road (linking Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina). Works on the filling station began in June 2020, with the investment valued at HRK 3.7 million (excluding VAT).
The investment by TD Brod-plin d.o.o. and the importance of the filling station was presented to attendees at the opening by Dalibor Bukvić, the director of Brod-plin, whereas the technological functioning of the filling station was explained by Krešimir Marijanović, project manager for construction of the CNG filling station. The filling station was officially opened by Mayor Mirko Duspara, who congratulated Brod-plin on completing the project, while pointing out that the new filling station will lead to less air pollution in Slavonski Brod and encouraged citizens to use ecologically friendly energy sources.
Working hours of the filling station are 24/7. The filling station is located on Ulica Trešnjica 7 in Slavonski Brod. Given that the filling station is self-serve and fully automated, customers can only use debit and credit cards issued by commercial banks to pay for the gas.