An opening ceremony for a new compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station of Gazprom – the largest station of its kind in Russia and Europe – took place in Moscow on November 16, 2017.
The event was attended by Viktor Zubkov, Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors, Kirill Molodtsov, Deputy Minister of Energy, Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Mikhail Likhachev, Gen. Director of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo.
The CNG station has the design capacity of 29.8 million cubic meters of gas per year. It is equipped with 12 gas pumps and a dispenser for mobile NGV refueling stations.
Thanks to the advanced, reliable equipment manufactured primarily in Russia, the new facility can service some 2,000 vehicles per day.
«Russia has the largest reserves of natural gas in the world. In view of that potential, a few years ago we embarked on an ambitious effort to develop the refueling infrastructure that uses affordable and eco-friendly vehicle fuel. In the past 3 years, Gazprom’s investments into the gas filling network have exceeded RUB 10 billion. We have built 43 state-of-the-art stations in 24 Russian regions», said Viktor Zubkov.
The production and sales of natural gas as a vehicle fuel is one of Gazprom’s strategic priorities.
Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo is a special-purpose company established for ensuring the continuous development of the NGV market.
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