The new public-access natural gas station in Astrakhan, Russia, was opened on September 5 and will be operated by “Gazprom Gazenergoset,” 100 per cent owned by Gazprom Group. The facility is equipped with 2×2 filling points with adaptors, has a fill rate of 300 m3 per hour and will be able to accommodate up to 150 fillings per day. The fuel will come directly to the station from the pipeline.
Clean Air Power was part of the event as it showcased technology fitted on a converted CNG Volvo truck. Volvo representatives were on site to answer all of the questions from potential customers and top-notch guests. Vlad Borysov was in attendance on behalf of Clean Air Power discussing the Dual-Fuel™ technology and all of its benefits.
The opening ceremony was also attended by Gazprom’s Management Committee Chairman Alexey Miller, Vice-Governor of Astrakhan region Konstantin Markelov, Mayor of Astrakhan Irina Egorova, General Director of OAO “Gazprom Gazenergoset” Andrei Dmitriev, among other businessmen and specialists. All praised the work of the builders, technical and technological characteristics of the new fueling facility.
Commissioning of the new CNG station will allow drivers and fleets to reduce fuel costs, as well as significantly cut emissions. The plans of “Gazprom Gazenergoset” include further development of Astrakhan natural gas market and the increased use of CNG in transportation. “In the short term, we will have two filling stations for the first phase of the project,” said Dmitriev.
Source: Gazprom/Clean Air Power