It’s just a Pit Stop

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A lot of professionals in the NGV industry are filled with fear. Working from home, but with the panic of losing their jobs amid the COVID-19 crisis.

And rightfully so, they have good reasons for it.

-Mobility is dropping, and also fuel consumption.
-We’ve put every single project on hold.
-We can’t rely anymore on the energy authorities to authorize more projects, cause they still haven’t started to accept new requests in an online fashion.
-Oil prices dropped to negative for the first time in history, meaning gasoline prices will keep dropping.
-Our businesses are basically back where they were in 2017, but with a 2020 overhead.

I often panic too, it’s impossible not to overthink. But it’s also impossible not to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I see how South Korea overcame the situation and recovered mobility after only 1 month since peaking infection levels and I get hopeful.
I see Germany easing the quarantine measures and I get inspired.
I read about all the preparation and grit that we are putting in place to find a retroviral and a vaccine, and I get happy for humanity.

As many of us should do, we must find refuge in some of the meaningful good news.

Maybe one day we will go back to normal, or maybe we just won’t.

But we have to understand that many times, the thought of fear itself is greater than what it is we fear.

We are in the middle of our most important race. We are ready to overtake our biggest rival. And then we hear from our team’s radio that it’s time to box. We are now altogether in a pit stop. Keep in mind that once we fix this, the lollipop goes down, and then we can hit the throttle.

Don’t fear, we will soon be back on track.


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