On January 21st the first filling of new gas-buses of the GUP "Passazhiravtotrans" Park No. 7took placeat Gazprom CNG-station in St. Petersburg. The buses were purchased by the City government within the Gas-engine transport integration program. The Governor of Saint Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko participated in this event.
The construction of the CNG-station on Prospekt Stachek was completed by the contractor "Kirovsky zavod Gas technologies" LLC. The station is expected to fill up to six gas-vehicles simultaneously, and the designed CNG-station capacity is expected to be 8,9 million cubic meters per year.
Nowadays passenger transport is a key consumer of eco-friendly and economic gas-engine fuel. The city routes are operated by 102 GUP "Passazhiravtotrans" gas-engine buses at the moment, half of them the enterprise received in 2016. The one filling bus run in urban conditions averages 350 km.
The station was built within the strategic investment project on Gazprom CNG-stations network creation in Saint Petersburg. The project is expected to build 24 more objects for gas-engine fuel selling in the territory of the city.
Earlier, in October 2016, within the Saint Petersburg International Forum "Kirovsky zavod Gas technologies" LLC and "Gazprom Gas-engine Fuel" LLC signed an agreement of intent on usage of natural gas as engine fuel and a road map on joint development and construction of 14 objects.
"Kirovsky zavod Gas technologies" LLC (subsidiary company of Kirovsky Zavod JSC) is one of Gazprom partners in the field of compressed natural gas use as engine fuel.