The following are his most relevant remarks including the actions to be taken on this subject:
First, we must speed up the adoption of a comprehensive legal framework governing the production, storage, transportation and use of natural gas fuel, including the development of modern technical requirements in this area.
Second, it is essential to raise the interest in natural gas vehicles among consumers, actively promote their technological and economic advantages, and encourage both individuals and government agencies to purchase such vehicles by providing various benefits and incentives.
Third, we must create the conditions for expanding natural gas fuel infrastructure and special service stations so that the owners of natural gas cars have no trouble with the refueling and repairs. Therefore, we must offer support for the companies that operate in this market, remove the existing administrative barriers, which is normal practice all over the world.
Finally, we must adopt the most stringent standards to ensure safety. In particular, this applies to the requirements of regular and quality maintenance.
A day before this meeting led by the President, the Government issued an instruction on this issue and approved a set of measures to promote the use of natural gas as a fuel. According to the resolution Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed on Monday, over 50 percent of public transport buses in major Russian cities will be switched to run on methane.
Source: Russian Presidential Executive Office.