Gazprom continues to roll out Russia’s natural gas refuelling network, building new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and platforms for mobile refuellers, as well as installing CNG modules at the existing filling stations. In particular the Gazprom Board of Directors has been evaluating readiness of the NGV refueling infrastructure for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
Infrastructure development has been especially intensive in Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, the Altai, Krasnodar, Perm and Stavropol Territories, and the Regions of Leningrad, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Samara, Sverdlovsk, Tomsk and Volgograd.
In 2017, Gazprom constructed and renovated 23 CNG refueling facilities. The Company’s sales in the natural gas vehicle fuel market grew by 9.5 per cent compared to 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 World Cup which will run from 14 June to 15 July. 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). 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™.