Gazprom’s new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station in Moscow, the biggest in Russia and Europe, was commissioned mid-November. Designed with an annual capacity of 29.8 million cubic meters, the station has 12 filling stations and a column for filling mobile gas stations. Modern reliable equipment, consisting mainly of domestic components, allows daily servicing of about 2,000 units of equipment.
The station is located in the Northern Administrative District of Moscow on Levoberezhnaya Street near the operational site of the Zelenogradsky Avtokombinat GUP Mosgortrans (formerly the 11th bus fleet), which operates 155 natural gas buses.
Viktor Zubkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Gazprom, commented at the event: “Russia has the world’s largest reserves of natural gas. The presence of such a potential allowed us a few years ago to start a large-scale work on developing the infrastructure for supplying cars with economical and environmentally friendly fuel. Over the past three years, Gazprom’s total investment in gas-filling complexes has exceeded 10 billion rubles (USD 171 million). 43 new modern stations have been built in 24 regions of the country.
“Moscow is a huge metropolis, the largest transport and logistics hub. In the capital to the  World Cup we will additionally launch four new stations. They will be equipped to the highest standards of quality and safety. In the next two years, Gazprom plans to create a full-fledged gas filling network in the region.
It is important that the development of the market of gas engine fuel creates the basis for the development of related industries. This, in turn, will help create new jobs and improve the social and economic situation not only in certain regions, but also in the country as a whole. The urgency of using gas in transport will only increase,” Zubkov concluded.
The production and sale of natural gas as motor fuel is the strategic direction of PJSC Gazprom. For the systematic work on the development of the market of gas-fueled fuel, a specialized company was created – OOO Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo.
Between Gazprom and the Government of Moscow, there is an Agreement on Cooperation in the Sphere of Expanding the Use of Gas Motor Fuel. The document is aimed at the preparation and implementation in Moscow of investment projects for the construction of gas-engine infrastructure, as well as increasing the number of vehicles in the city fleet using natural gas fuel.
Currently, two Gazprom gas-compressor stations are operating in the territory of Moscow and the Moscow Region (including the station at Levoberezhnaya Street), eight more CNGS are operated by FSUE Mosavtogaz.
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