Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Pavel Revel-Muroz, Vice President of Transneft, signed a cooperation agreement at the 8th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.
Among other things, the parties plan to jointly participate in the implementation of industry-specific and regional NGV utilization programs. Transneft will inform Gazprom about plans regarding CNG equipment utilization at its enterprises. Gazprom, in turn, will develop the CNG refueling network, taking into account Transneft’s potential demand for natural gas as a vehicle fuel.
To date, Gazprom signed documents envisaging the conversion of vehicles to natural gas with the following pipe companies: United Metallurgical Company (OMK), TMK, Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant (ChelPipe), and Severstal, as well as the Russian Post. Cooperation is also in progress with Russian Railways, Sinara Group and Transmashholding in using LNG at railway locomotives.
Transneft is a transmission company operating long-distance oil and petroleum product pipelines in 64 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Transneft’s fleet of vehicles exceeds 24,000 units.