Petrol paving way to natural gas in Municipality of Idrija
In November last year, in cooperation with the Municipality of Idrija, Petrol d.d., Ljubljana opened a 70 km natural gas distribution system supplying natural gas to approximately 1,200 users in the area of Godovič, Idrija and Spodnja Idrija. Construction of three new sections of the gas distribution system in Idrija and Spodnja Idrija is planned for this year.
Construction of three new sections of the gas distribution system in Idrija is planned for 2019. This will allow users in south-eastern Idrija to connect to the natural gas system (in the streets Kajuhova Ulica, Beblerjeva Ulica, Mrakova Ulica and Ulica Vinka Mohoriča), for whom a gas supply system was already built in 2014, but they have not yet been connected to the Idrija City gas main. In addition, a connection to the main will also be built in Ulica Zmage this year. In these sections, users will be able to connect to the gas supply system before the 2019/2020 heating season. Natural gas will be able to be used for heating (including household hot water), cooling, cooking and industrial process technology.
In most of Idrija, where the gas supply system has already been built, it has already been possible to connect to it since October 2018. Last year also saw the construction of the sections between the treatment plant and the Šintarija site, and between the Marof neighbourhood via Spodnja Idrija to the Hidria Rotomatika company. The missing section from the Šintarija site to Marof is planned to be built by May and June 2019, when gas supply will also be provided to the section between Spodnja Idrija Primary School and the Kenda Manor.
New gas supply system brings greenest fossil fuel to Idrija
Last year, Petrol and the Municipality of Idrija opened a 70 km natural gas distribution system for approximately 1,200 users in the area of Godovič, Idrija and Spodnja Idrija. The investment amounted to just under EUR 5 million, and with the distribution of approximately four million cubic metres of gas it made implementing the project economically feasible. The new gas supply system hence brought the greenest fossil fuel to this western Slovenian municipality, which is also the most cost-effective for its users. The municipality thus obtained state-of-the-art energy infrastructure and a low-fossil fuel that is more competitive than others and hence especially suitable for industry.