The commissioning ceremony of six Gazprom compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations located in Maikop (Republic of Adygea), Karamaskaly (Republic of Bashkortostan), Akhtubinsk and Seitovka (Astrakhan region), Kemerovo (Region de Kemerovo) and Millerovo (Rostov Region) was held today at the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum 2021.
Attended the event Viktor Zubkov, chairman of the board of directors of Gazprom, Vitaly Markelov, vice-chairman of the board of directors of Gazprom, and Timur Soin, general manager of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo.
For Akhtubinsk, Karamaskaly, Millerovo and Seitovka, Gazprom’s CNG stations are the first such facilities built in these localities.
All new stations are located within the respective locality limits while also having convenient exits to federal and regional highways. For example, the stations now serve as additional CNG filling points on the roads connecting the Republic of Adygea and the Krasnodar Territory, the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Chelyabinsk region, the Astrakhan and Vologda regions, the Kemerovo and Tomsk regions and Rostov region. and the regions of Voronezh.
The overall nominal capacity of the newly launched stations is 37.8 million cubic meters of gas per year. They are able to provide environmentally friendly and economical fuel to around 1,500 vehicles of different types every day – passenger transport, municipal vehicles and taxis.
The SPIGF 2021 site at the EXPOFORUM convention and exhibition center presents vehicles manufactured by the main natural gas transport producers – KAMAZ, GAZ Group, AVTOVAZ, Ural, Volgabus and IVECO.
The production and marketing of natural gas as automotive fuel is a strategic activity of Gazprom. A specialized company, Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, was created to ensure the continued development of the CNG market.
Natural gas (methane) is the most economical and environmentally friendly fuel. This costs drivers of methane passenger cars around RUB 2 per kilometer driven. In terms of fuel consumption, 1 cubic meter of methane is equivalent to 1 liter of gasoline. Methane vehicles have repeatedly proven their reliability in international long-distance auto races and sports competitions.