Fuel pipeline for Lisbon airport an 'excellent decision'

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 11-06-2019 18:00:00 · 0 Comments
Fuel pipeline for Lisbon airport an 'excellent decision'

Portugal’s forwarder's association (APAT) has expressed their satisfaction at the announcement of the construction of a fuel pipeline to supply Lisbon airport

“This is an excellent decision that aligns with a national strategy that APAT has been defending,” the association said in a statement.

The association said that since the closest fuel pipeline to the Lisbon airport is in Aveiras, about 50km from the airport, there are about 10 lorries per hour that carry hazardous material, “endangering the public health of the population and users of the A1 [main motorway] in the event of an accident with this type of product, not to mention CO2 emissions, mobility, accidents and traffic.”

Minister of the environment, João Pedro Matos Fernandes announced on 29 May that a pipeline is to be built to supply the airport, which is to use an existing water pipe, which is an investment of about €40 million to be completed in 2021.

Portugal’s strike of dangerous goods drivers in April revealed the weakness of the supply system in Lisbon, having threatened the operation of the airport due to the lack of fuel.


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