Tomsk gasmen hold Children’s Day event
PR and Media Relations Service, Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk
Tomskavtogaz, a branch of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk, held an event to celebrate International Children’s Day. The company’s employees arranged a children’s tour at a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station on Vysotskogo Street in Tomsk.
Children learned about the working principles of a CNG station and the use of natural gas as an eco-friendly and cost-efficient fuel.
Children taking opportunity to not only look at vehicles but also sit in cabin, take pictures, and talk to drivers
“The best way of teaching is by personal example,” said Vyacheslav Cheboksarov, Director of the Tomskavtogaz branch. “By inviting children on our tour, we wanted not just to show something but to get youngsters interested in gas-powered vehicles. Hopefully, the children will follow in our footsteps and contribute to the development of eco-friendly transport to keep the world clean.”
The visitors viewed an exhibition of methane-powered cars prepared by the Certification and Specialized Machinery Directorate.
The organizers tried to show that natural gas can be used in a wide range of vehicles – KAMAZ trucks, buses, passenger minibuses, and luxury sedans. The children had a chance to not only look at the vehicles, but also sit in the cabin, take pictures, and talk to drivers.
Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom present in 14 regions of Siberia and the Russian Far East. The company operates more than 9,500 kilometers of gas and oil trunklines and pumps some 20 billion cubic meters of gas per year. It employs over 8,000 people.
At present, Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk operates 11 CNG stations through its Tomskavtogaz branch. Of those stations, two are located in Tomsk, two in Novosibirsk, two in Kemerovo, three in Novokuznetsk, one in Bratsk, and one in Gorno-Altaisk.