The company also plans on the expansion of CNG filling infrastructure
A meeting took place between government officials as well as officials from the energy and transportation sector, and Gazprom to discuss the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a vehicle fuel in public transportation. The meeting also discussed the benefits of using natural gas as a vehicle fuel and plans for expanding the CNG filling infrastructure of Gazprom in Moscow and the city’s NGV fleet.
Gazprom Group owns one CNG station and in addition, a new CNG station will become operational very soon. It will be the most high-performance CNG station in Russia, with the capacity of 29.8 million cubic meters of gas per year. Another eight stations are planned to be completed by Gazprom in 2018.
The Moscow Government, on the other hand, will continue to purchase natural gas-fueled buses and municipal vehicles. There are 155 gas-fueled buses in operation in Moscow currently. Another 181 more passenger vehicles are planned to be purchased in the first half of 2018. As part of the tender procedures for commercial operators in citywide passenger transportation, the requirements for rolling stock will be revised next year, helping to restructure the process of issuing permissions for more gas-fueled vehicles in Moscow.
Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors, Viktor Zubkov, said “Moscow, with its enormous passenger traffic, is one of today’s most promising NGV markets. In the coming years, the city’s automakers will be able to boost the economic efficiency of passenger transportation by converting vehicles to gas and cutting fuel expenses. Natural gas conversion will be beneficial to the environment as well. This is why we need to actively promote cooperation between Gazprom and the Moscow Government on the use of gas as a vehicle fuel.” PWKD08112017