The rally will start on October 7 and break the tape on October 23, and will include global OEM-produced natural gas-fueled vehicles covering a route of over 3,400 kilometers. It was initially launched in 2008 by Gazprom but since 2010 it has become an event of international scale when it was joined by a number of players of the European gas market. Currently, it is organized by Gazprom Export and E.On Global Commodities, among other major companies.
The participants of the ‘Blue Corridor 2014’ will drive along the motorways of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, and Italy. This particular route has been chosen deliberately, as many of those countries have been already demonstrating significant demand of natural gas as vehicle fuel. Moreover, huge benefits in these countries are linked to the use of natural gas as bunkering fuel for marine vessels.
Round table expert discussions will be held during the stops in Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Plzen, Nuremberg, Milan and Verona, where the representatives of gas and car industries, politicians, ecologists and motor fans will be able to share their views on various aspects of the developing NGV market in Europe.
This year the start of the rally coincides with the opening ceremony of Saint-Petersburg international gas forum that will take place in Expoforum Convention and Exhibition center; crossing the finishing line will be linked with another remarkable event — the 3rd Eurasian innovations and international integration forum in Verona.
Source: Gazprom Export