The European Business Congress (EBC) Presiding Committee has approved a project to expand NGV use in Europe. Spearheaded by the Blue Corridor Project, which supported the sixth Blue Corridor NGV Rally in September 2012, the project is aimed at converting transport systems in Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) countries to NGV fuel.
This project will include the expansion of compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station networks in Europe.
The EBC is a non-governmental organization made up of 125 members from 23 OSCE states (as at May 2011), with the goal of supporting the development of economic co-operation between and in OSCE-countries, promoting economic development in OSCE-countries, and promoting a sustainable dialogue between politics and private businesses. The 27th meeting of the EBC Presiding Committee, which was hosted by Gazprom Management Committee Chairman Alexey Miller in Berlin, stressed the necessity of increasing joint efforts to develop the NGV market and enhance Europe’s NGV infrastructure.
The EBC Presiding Committee also announced that during the next EBC General Meeting in May, the main topic of discussion for the conference will be “Development of LNG and its Impact on European Gas Markets”. EBC members N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie and Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. will host the event. More information on the conference available from here.
Blue Corridor Project is sponsored by Russia’s Gazprom and Germany’s E.ON Ruhrgas.