Summary - TST 32

TRANSPORTES, SERVICIOS Y TELECOMUNICACIONES


TST 32
Florentino MOYANO JIMÉNEZ
El gas sin carbón en la ciudad de Reus (1969-1977). La primera planta española de gas de aire propanado

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Key Words: Factory gas, propane air gas, Reus, the Catalana de Gas and Electricity, technological change, natural gas.

[ Abstract ]

After 115 years that Gas Reusense had manufactured coal gas, double structural change came in the company of the city of Reus. In 1969, the Catalana de Gas y Electricidad acquired the assets of the municipal gas from society and transformed the production system. It was a moment in which the productive obsolescence of the gas industry Catalan and Spanish couldn't further delays. In Spain, the technological change of gas production began in 1956, when Barcelona built the first installation of naphtha. Ten years later, Gas Reusense took a first step provisionally using naphtha and cornering coal as the basic raw material used. It wasn't until 1969, which the Catalana installed in Reus the first factory of propane air gas. This system was adopted at other Spanish factories as part of the process of transition to natural gas.