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Gazprom prepares CNG fuelling stations for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

With the World Cup taking place in Russia this summer, Gazprom is expanding and modernizing its CNG fuelling infrastructure across the country. Around 47 sites are expected to be active.



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The Gazprom Board of Directors reviewed the information about the Company’s ongoing efforts to develop the domestic natural gas vehicle (NGV) market and about the readiness of the NGV refueling infrastructure for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Gazprom is building new CNG stations and platforms for mobile refuelers, as well as installing CNG modules at the existing filling stations and renovating existing infrastructure.

In 2017, Gazprom built and renovated 23 NGV stations. The company’s sales in the NGV market grew by 9.5 per cent against 2016, from 480 million cubic meters to 526 million cubic meters.

By the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia there will be 47 CNG stations active in cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk and Sochi.

This summer's tournament has led to the construction and refurbishment of hundreds of service stations in Russia with thousands of fans expected to travel into the country. 

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