The Argentinian Minister of Industry Debora Giorgi met with corporate executives from NGV companies Galileo Technologies, Aspro and Agira with the intention of increasing exports to Russia. This country has already made purchases from Argentina-based companies. Giorgi will travel next week to the nation as part of the retinue behind President of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and will meet with her Russian counterpart in order to advance industrial collaboration, primarily in the areas of CNG, secondary oil recovery and mining equipment and services.
The minister estimates that the NGV industry in Argentina is capable of selling products and services to Russia for USD 200 million.
For instance, Aspro has a commercial distributor in Russia and has installed filling stations through local companies based in the cities of St. Petersburg and Kurgan.
Galileo Technologies, meanwhile, has already installed 40 fueling sites in Russia and moves on a project in connection with a subsidiary of the Russian firm Gazprom that will be aimed at building fueling infrastructure. The Argentinian company is also involved in natural gas production (both in Russia and in the Siberian Republic of Sakha) and gas liquefaction. Last year, Galileo Technologies sold products and services to Russia for USD 6 million.
At the meeting held in Buenos Aires, Giorgi was accompanied by the Secretary of Industry, Javier Rando; Director of Operations and Head of International Sales of Aspro, Alejandro Diez and Gerardo Suárez, respectively; Galileo Technologies vice president Juan Fornaso; and on behalf of Agira’s Global Sales division was Juan Menegazzo.
Source: Ministry of Industry, Argentina.