Such complexes occupied a relatively small area, featured low steel intensity and high energy efficiency, according to Gazprom’s authorities, who are already planning to develop the regulatory framework for the design, construction and operation of small-scale LNG plants in Russia.
Furthermore, Gazprom Export (subsidiary of Gazprom) and Belgium’s Fluxys are developing a project to use liquefied and compressed natural gas as a motor fuel and intend to address in the European Commission to put this program on the list of priorities.
Gazprom Export’s CEO Alexander Medvedev noted that heavy-duty trucks are the main air polluting vehicles. “Heavy-duty trucks will play a major role in the supplies of various products in Europe and between Europe and Russia. Meanwhile, in view of introducing tough pollution standards, the deficit of the diesel fuel is already obvious in Europe,” he said.