In turn, Alexey Miller revealed that Gazprom is planning to work in close cooperation with the Moscow Government to build natural gas filling stations in the city. The construction of two such fueling sites will get underway by the end of this year. “We have also identified and selected the locations for 20 natural gas stations to be built over the coming years, and have prepared proposals for installing CNG pumps at 11 bus depots in Moscow,” informed the executive.
“Replacing traditional fuel with natural gas will help cut budget expenses and keep fuel rates down, which is very important for Muscovites. As for the environmental benefits, vehicles running on natural gas produce five times less emissions than petrol powered vehicles. This is an extremely important aspect, as it will help significantly improve the quality of life in Moscow,” added Gazprom chairman.
To conclude his speech, Miller assured Sobyanin that Moscow and the metropolitan area would serve as an example for other cities in terms of expanding the use of natural gas as a transport fuel in the next few years.
Source: Moscow City Government.