The agreements of cooperation were signed during the Blue Corridor 2011, which featured 15 factory manufactured natural gas vehicles. Each of the cities where the motor rally took place hosted exhibitions of NGVs and round table sessions with the leaders of the Russian Federation constituents and the representatives from municipal administrations, transport companies, environmental organizations and mass media.
Gazprom, organizer of the blue rally, will carry out the construction of CNG filling stations while regional and municipal authorities make transport conversion and ensure, within the scope of their powers, a hospitable investment climate and tax preferences for all stakeholders.
“It is clear that the gas fuel use has huge advantages. Meantime, all organizational and technical issues that arise when converting vehicles to natural gas may be absolutely solved. Today, our task is to intensify the appropriate efforts together with Gazprom,” said Alexander Strelyukhin, Deputy Chairman of the Saratov Oblast Government.