The Gazprom Board of Directors reviewed the information about the Company’s ongoing efforts to develop the domestic natural gas vehicle (NGV) market and about the readiness of the NGV refueling infrastructure for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
It was noted that Gazprom was making systematic efforts to develop the NGV refueling network in Russia. The Company is building new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and platforms for mobile refuelers, as well as installing CNG modules at the existing filling stations. In addition, the operating NGV infrastructure is undergoing renovations.
The aforementioned efforts are especially intensive in Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, the Altai, Krasnodar, Perm and Stavropol Territories, and the Leningrad, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Samara, Sverdlovsk, Tomsk and Volgograd Regions.
In 2017, Gazprom constructed and renovated 23 NGV refueling facilities. The Company’s sales in the NGV market grew by 9.5 per cent against 2016, from 480 million cubic meters to 526 million cubic meters.
In 2018, Gazprom continues to build new CNG stations, including for the purposes of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. A total of 47 CNG stations will be active in the host cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, and Yekaterinburg). Four more CNG stations joined the network of 36 stations in 2017. Another seven stations will be put in operation by the start of the tournament.
The Management Committee was tasked to continue working toward developing the NGV market in Russia and preparing the NGV refueling infrastructure for servicing the participants and guests of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.