In order to bring fuel to the 57 municipalities of Yucatan that lack gas stations, the Mexican Association of Service Providers to Service Stations (Asociación Mexicana de Proveedores y Estaciones de Servicio: Ampes), revealed that through the “Mobile Stations” program, Yucatecan businessmen will be able to offer this service in those remote areas of the state, and they will invest 1.5 million pesos for each one of these units.
In an interview, the president of Ampes, Isaías Romero Escalona, said that during this first half of the year, mobile gas stations will serve rural areas and small Yucatecan municipalities. In addition, the project will also take free mobile internet to the most remote communities.
“This project is being managed by Ampes and the Energy Secretariat. The goal is to take mobile stations carrying between 20,000 and 30,000 liters of fuel, to the most remote communities and municipalities of Yucatán. Currently, the State has 57 out of 106 municipalities without gas stations, and this program, which must be approved before June, will benefit these communities, “he said.
He added that the project is reviewed by the Energy Secretariat, and that several
Yucatecan private companies are also considering to participate in the “Mobile Gas Stations” project.
Romero Escalona commented that mobile gas stations will cost less than traditional stations, since they will require an investment of 1.5 million pesos each, while the installation of a fixed station requires between 30 and 50 million pesos.
“These portable gas stations consist on a 30 thousand liters tanker, with a portable pump; these stations will also be able to bring mobile internet to the communities, because that is part of the social service that the Energy Secretariat wants to provide to the remote communities of our state, “Romero Escalona added.
He indicated that these units will also have a mobile telephone system that will help to transmit data from the service stations, and will be provided free of charge to the community.
TYT Newsroom with information from SIPSE
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