Gazprom wins Energy Efficient Russia – 2012 National Award
Gazprom became the winner of the Energy Efficient Russia – 2012 National Award for Energy Efficiency in Transport Industry.
The Company was acknowledged for the project for public transport gasification in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. As part of the project, 99 buses were converted to NGV fuel.
According to estimates of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Government, it enables regional passenger carrier companies to save more than RUB 560 thousand monthly due to the price difference between gasoline and NGV fuel. Providing that all of the Nizhny Novgorod municipal buses are converted from gasoline to gas, the annual economy will come up to tens of millions of rubles.
In 2012 Gazprom Gazenergoset, Gazprom's specialized operating company focused on petroleum derivatives, liquefied petroleum gas, sulfur and helium sales, SIBUR Holding and the Nizhny Novgorod Region Government implemented the joint pilot project on converting municipal public transport of the Nizhny Novgorod Region to liquefied petroleum gas. Detailed environmental and economic monitoring of bus gasification effects was performed while operating the converted buses.
The Energy Efficient Russia – 2012 Award was held by the National Energy Saving Union as part of the Energy Efficient Russia – 2012 Forum. The Forum was organized by the National Energy Saving Union, RUIE Committee on Energy Policy and Energy Efficiency and Russian Gas Society.
The list of award candidates included Russian and foreign companies (operating in Russia) as well as individuals who implemented projects on energy saving and energy efficiency increasing between 2010 and 2012.