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Russia: Gazprom CNG Network To Reach 12 In Krasnodar

Russia: Gazprom CNG Network To Reach 12 In Krasnodar

Gazprom has launched two new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in the Krasnodar region, increasing the total count of stations to 14.

In Belorechensk, the capacity of the new CNG station is 8.9 million cubic meters. m of natural gas per year, which could fill up to 500 cars daily. The capacity of the station in Timashevsk is 6.7 million cubic meters. m of gas per year serving an estimated 400 vehicles daily. During the construction of new stations, equipment of predominantly Russian production was used in the construction of the new stations. Trucks and cars will be the main consumers of gas engine fuel – EcoGas.

The retail network in the region has been increased to 14 stations (owned by Gazprom), with the commissioning of the new facilities. The total annual design capacity is 121.2 million cubic meters, sufficient for refueling about 8 thousand cars daily.

Viktor Zubkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Gazprom, said "Gazprom is actively expanding its CNG station infrastructure in Russia, forming interregional gas-engine corridors, and this year we plan to build 35 new ones and reconstruct four stations. The opening of new modern CNG stations in Timashevsk and Belorechensk is part of this consistent work. The average load of Gazprom stations in the Krasnodar Territory is 1.5 times higher than the national average. Therefore, our work will continue, in the next few years we plan to open three more new stations in the region." PWKD09022018

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