Domenico De Rosa – CEO of the SMET Group – has launched a real alarm in reference to high fuel prices and in particular to the exponential increase in the price of liquid methane gas: «As a leading company at European level in the road transport and intermodal logistics sector, we look with great concern at the surge recorded by the price of liquid methane gas in the last 12 months – commented De Rosa – We are talking about an increase that exceeds 100% and jeopardizes the development of strategic technologies for the reduction of pollutant emissions and, ultimately, for the decarbonization of transport».
SMET Group has been among the pioneers of the green turn in the trucking industry. Aware of the need for an energy transition, since 2014 it has invested in the purchase of latest-generation LNG-powered Ecotrucks, in research and development of new technologies and alternative fuels to diesel. «The exponential increase we are experiencing in the cost of LNG cannot and must not fall entirely on companies that have invested in the development of sustainable transport modes with targeted industrial plans – added De Rosa – We risk compromising the energy transition, which the high cost of fuel makes uneconomic for companies in the sector».
Domenico De Rosa concluded with an appeal to the Institutions: «In this sense we hope for a decisive intervention by the Government, with the aim of protecting the energy transition underway. We ask not only for strict supervision of price increases, but also and above all for measures similar to those contained in the recent Save the Bill Decree, which will make it possible to contain the costs of electricity and gas. Finally, in our opinion, the defiscalization of Ecotruck vehicles is strategic, as we have already had occasion to request it through our trade associations».