DEPA Commercial S.A. is implementing the development of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station network throughout Greece, within the framework of the EU “Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)” Project. The initial milestone of the project that aspires to the promotion of the unprecedentedly economic and eco-friendly fuel in Greece, was set in the summer of 2019, with the operation of the “Fisikon CNG Filling Station” in the city of Ioannina. The latest additions to our constantly expanding network include Fisikon CNG Filing Stations in Psathopyrgos (November 2020), Evangelismos (November 2020) and Kozani (May 2021).
The National Gas Grid (high pressure) has been developed in the Eastern part of Greece, so currently it is not possible to supply gas to Western Greece through the Grid.
The project to develop a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) station, to supply fuel to NGVs (Natural Gas Vehicles) in the city of Ioannina, by transporting gas by road, using gas transport trucks from existing grid interconnected stations from Thessaloniki is considered as a start to cover various energy needs, using natural gas, at areas non-grid interconnected, giving new energy options to consumers and increasing the NG consumption in the country.
The location selected for the station is the Ioannina Public Transport buses depot. The selection was made for two reasons, which are: its proximity both to the national road (Egnatia Highway - network and the Ioannina city center as well as the strong desire of the organization running Ioannina Public Transport services to convert gradually their fleet to NGVs.