Over 700 LNG stations for road transport in Europe

The Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) has identified 707 LNG stations in Europe and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.

In October 2023, the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) listed 707 LNG stations in Europe and EFTA countries. [1] The size of the fuelling network intended for road transport appears to be steadily growing. There were over 650 LNG stations in April 2023.


The countries with the largest number of stations are Germany with 183, Italy with 143, Spain with 97, and France with 79 LNG stations.[1]


The interactive map of stations is publicly available at https://www.ngva.eu/stations-map/


Image: NGVA Europe


According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), road transport constitutes the highest proportion of overall transport emissions. In 2020, it emitted 77% of all EU transport-related GHGs. [2] The use of alternative fuels is a short-term option to reduce emissions in road transport. [3]



Did you know? The IIR has published a new Informatory Note on LNG, available for download on FRIDOC.




[1] LNG Stations in Europe https://www.ngva.eu/stations-map/

[2] EEA. Greenhouse gas emissions from transport in Europe.Oct 2022  https://www.eea.europa.eu/ims/greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-transport

[3] Jaan Soone. European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS).Alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure and fleets: State of play. Nov 2021. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document/EPRS_BRI(2021)698794

(image source : LNG station in the Netherlands @ wikimedia)