Along with Belarusian state authorities, Gazprom plans to elaborate a program aimed at increasing CNG sales, building facilities to manufacture natural gas-powered vehicles and expanding the fueling network and proper service centers in Belarus.
“Natural gas fuel is important for the consumer, because it costs, and will always cost, less than conventional fuel,” remarked Miller during talks with the management of Belarusian gas pipeline operator Beltransgaz, which is subsidiary of Gazprom.
Besides attending the meeting, the Russian delegation visited Kobrin compressor station located at the Torzhok – Minsk – Ivatsevichi – Dolina gas trunkline as well as the Brest-2 CNG filling station.
According to Gazprom data, there are about 5,000 NGVs in Belarus. Beltransgaz runs a network of 26 CNG refueling stations with capacity of 9,000 fillings per day or 165 million cubic meters of natural gas per year.