Uzbekistan Grows NGV Activity

| Uzbekistan | Source: PetrolPlaza, Avesta Investment group

Uzbekistan’s state-run gas corporation Uzbekneftegaz (UNG) aims to establish 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations around the Central Asian republic this year, reports PetrolPlaza. UNG has apparently announced a tender for purchase and supply of the stations, specifying installation in three phases starting March and ending October 2011 and per station capacity of minimum 2.4 million cubic metres. State planners are aiming for 29% NGVs in the national fleet by 2015, currently around 15%.

Citing a report, a related Avesta Investment Group article says that of the total number of vehicles in the country as at January 2010 approx 8% (129,200 units) use CNG. By 2015, Uzbekistan plans to put into operation 352 compressed natural gas (CNG) filling  stations. 135 of them are reportedly already operating in various regions of the country, with 10 currently under construction.

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