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Gazprom approves small scale LNG production development programme

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LNG Industry,

Gazprom has approved the 2017 – 2019 programme for the construction of gas filling infrastructure at the industrial sites of Gazprom subsidiaries, as well as the development programme for small scale LNG production and use.

Gazprom stated that the broader use of gas as a vehicle fuel was a priority for in the company’s domestic market. The current share of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) throughout Gazprom subsidiaries accounts for 26% (approximately 7200 vehicles) of the group’s vehicle fleet. Gazprom plans to increase this share up to 70% by the end of 2020.

The approved Program for the construction of gas filling infrastructure outlines a set of measures for converting Gazprom’s vehicle fleet to natural gas and installing gas filling units at the industrial sites of the group’s subsidiaries.

Gazprom added that LNG production and marketing remains an important part of the company’s efforts aimed at expanding the domestic NGV market. The company sees vast potential for using LNG as a fuel in motor vehicles for long-distance passenger and cargo transportation, in water and rail transport, and in mining and agricultural industries.

The development programme for small scale LNG production and use includes a list of gas distribution stations (GDSs) and liquefaction technologies most suitable for LNG production. The document provides for the construction of new marketing infrastructure, namely fixed cryogenic filling facilities and mobile LNG filling stations.

The company is currently working on a number of pilot projects for using LNG in transport.

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