The Russian company expressed its interest in developing an extensive network of multifuel stations, where compressed natural gas will be the main fuel, with the support of Argentina’s extensive experience in this market. This was stated by Gazprom vice chairman Vitaly Markelov, when he attended a meeting in Buenos Aires with Argentine Minister of Industry Débora Giorgi.
“We must deepen cooperation and, in that sense, it is clear that there are Argentine companies that can participate in the program to install multiple fueling stations,” said Giorgi. In turn, Markelov said the company is working on a scheme to adapt CNG and LNG technology for the Russian market, so they can supply part of the automotive market of passenger transportation, freight and light duty vehicles.
Markelov considered the possibilities of cooperation with Argentina in order to develop the necessary technology for the widespread use of CNG and LNG in his country. Through the annual Program for Russian Regions Gasification, Gazprom already has proposals for 69 regions to increase the use of natural gas for vehicles and the creation of appropriate infrastructure.
Argentina exports 200 million dollars annually in CNG-related technology, from engine and vehicle conversions until filling stations.
Source: Ministry of Industry of Argentina