The company recently hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom’s Management Committee, and Vladimir Remek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation. The parties addressed the ongoing cooperation between Russia and the Czech Republic in the natural gas industry.
In particular, the meeting evaluated the prospects for partnership development in the NGV sector. Gazprom is represented by Vemex in the Czech market. The company owns five CNG stations as well as supplies natural gas to five filling stations of third parties.
At present, Vemex jointly with Gazprom Germania is engaged in the project for constructing nine CNG stations across the country, including a refueling site for vehicle fleet of Ceska Posta (Czech Post).
In addition, the meeting participants addressed the cooperation to build up underground gas storage (UGS) capacities. Jointly with MND Group, Gazprom constructs the Damborice UGS facility in South Moravia. Upon commissioning in 2016, the UGS facility with the working gas volume of 448 million cubic meters will become the largest UGS facility in the Czech Republic and will substantially increase the reliability of export supply to Central Europe.