Viktor Zubkov: NGV refueling infrastructure program for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ successfully completed
A Gazprom delegation led by Viktor Zubkov, Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, visited today a renovated CNG filling station of Gazprom in Aksai during a business trip to the Rostov Region.
Viktor Zubkov (foreground, second left) at renovated CNG filling station in Aksai
The facility in Aksai is among the CNG stations supplying natural gas to vehicles that carry the participants and guests of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
Natural gas is the most eco-friendly, cost-effective and safe of conventional vehicle fuels. The use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel helps reduce harmful emissions, which is especially important in major cities, and cut the costs of passenger and cargo transportation.
In preparation for the World Cup, Gazprom made extensive efforts to build state-of-the-art NGV refueling infrastructure in all of the 11 host cities. The efforts involved 47 CNG stations, of which seven were built and four were renovated this year.
“By the start of the World Cup, Gazprom renovated four stations here in the Rostov Region: two in Rostov-on-Don, one in Aksai, and one in Bataisk. The upgraded CNG stations supply natural gas to 50 large buses acquired for the event by the regional administration, as well as to gas-fueled taxi fleets.
Overall, Gazprom’s program for the construction and renovation of NGV refueling infrastructure prior to the global football championship is 100 per cent complete. Today, 47 facilities in 11 host cities provide vehicles with natural gas,” said Viktor Zubkov.