The commissioning ceremony for six CNG filling stations of Gazprom located in Maikop (Republic of Adygea), Karamaskaly (Republic of Bashkortostan), Akhtubinsk and Seitovka (Astrakhan Region), Kemerovo (Kemerovo Region), and Millerovo (Rostov Region) was held during the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum 2021 (SPIGF).
All of the new NGV stations are situated within the boundaries of the respective localities while also having convenient exits to federal and regional highways. For instance, the stations now serve as additional CNG filling points on the routes that link the Republic of Adygea and the Krasnodar Territory, the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Chelyabinsk Region, the Astrakhan and Vologda Regions, the Kemerovo and Tomsk Regions, and the Rostov and Voronezh Regions.
The aggregate design capacity of the newly launched stations is 37.8 million cubic meters of gas per year. They are able to provide eco-friendly and cost-efficient fuel to about 1,500 vehicles of various types – passenger transport, municipal vehicles, and taxis – every day.
The venue of SPIGF 2021 at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre showcases vehicles made by major producers of natural gas-fueled transport – KAMAZ, GAZ Group, AVTOVAZ, Ural, Volgabus, and IVECO.
The production and marketing of natural gas as a vehicle fuel is a strategic activity of Gazprom. A special-purpose company, Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, was established for ensuring the continuous development of the NGV market.