Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, LLC — “Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel” (Gazprom) — is planning to construct four new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations in Stavropol Region (Krai). New facilities for refueling natural gas vehicles will be built in each of the cities of Izobilnyi, Svetlograd, Ipatovo and Novoaleksandrovsk.
Stavropol Krai is one of the leading regions in the use of natural gas as a motor fuel in Russia, where about 5,000 natural gas vehicles operate supported by the Gazprom Group’s refuelling network. Prior to the opening of the new stations there were already eight CNG stations dispensing fuel.
Three of the stations (Svetlograd, Ipatovo and Novoaleksandrovsk) are planned for completion before the end of 2015, and the fourth CNG station, for Izobilnyi, is scheduled for the end of the 1st half of 2016. The stations will be opened in a modern format as part of the Gazprom retail network. After the commissioning, the new facilities will increase the overall performance of the network to 20 million m3 of compressed natural gas (CNG) per year.
“The key consumers of natural gas in the Stavropol Territory are commercial transport companies. There are about 153 companies in the region with natural gas fueled fleets. There are another 90 companies planning to switch to natural gas to take advantage of fuel economy. The average price of 1 m3 of natural gas in the Stavropol Territory is 12.5 rubles (USD 0.18), which is almost 3 times cheaper than conventional fuels”, said General Director of Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel, Mr. Mikhail Likhachev.
Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel was created by Gazprom in 2012 to consolidate and focus the company’s natural gas fuel and associated technology interests.
(Source: Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel)