As of the end of 2015, Gazprom and its affiliates owned 52 CNG filling stations in Europe – Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland – representing an almost 1.5-fold increase from 2014. Since early 2016, the Company added 14 more units to its CNG station network, bringing their number to 66. It is planned to expand the network further by the end of this year.
Gazprom continues to strengthen its position in international NGV markets by, inter alia, collaborating with its partners.
In Germany’s port of Rostock, Gazprom and Gasunie are constructing a small-scale LNG terminal for receiving, storing, and shipping liquefied natural gas that will be used as a bunker and vehicle fuel, as well as an energy resource for autonomous gasification purposes. The Rostock terminal will be loaded with LNG from the Company’s planned LNG production capacities in northwestern Russia. The first vessel was bunkered with LNG in March this year.
In addition, Gazprom is exploring the possibilities for setting up small-scale LNG production facilities in other Russian regions, namely the Black Sea region, to export LNG to the countries near the Black Sea and the Danube River.
Blue Corridor motor rallies are held on an annual basis with the purpose of promoting NGV fuel in international markets. This year, the route of the 10th Blue Corridor rally covered nine countries bordering the Baltic Sea.