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24 January 2013

GAZPROM Germania Planning New Natural Gas Filling Stations in Germany

Berlin, 23 January 2013: The network of natural gas filling stations continues to grow, with GAZPROM Germania GmbH due to construct four new natural gas filling stations in 2013. A total of 15 filling stations are planned to be in operation by the end of 2014.

GAZPROM Germania GmbH already operates six natural gas filling stations around Germany and plans to open an additional four. The new stations are due to enter service by the end of 2013 and will be located in Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, and Öhringen. GAZPROM Germania GmbH again commissioned erdgas mobil to construct the natural gas filling stations. erdgas mobil was responsible for realizing the four natural gas filling stations constructed in 2012.

“Natural gas as a motor fuel has huge potential to make mobility more efficient, more environmentally friendly, more cost-efficient, and safer both today and in the future. That’s why we’re continuing to invest in expanding our network of natural gas filling stations”, says Vyacheslav Krupenkov, Senior Managing Director of GAZPROM Germania GmbH.

There are also many other advantages of using natural gas as a motor fuel: Natural gas is available in large quantities, and combusting natural gas releases significantly less CO2, soot, and other harmful substances than with diesel or petrol-driven engines.

GAZPROM Germania GmbH is also investing in the infrastructure necessary to operate natural gas-driven vehicles throughout Europe: By the end of 2013, GAZPROM Germania GmbH will open another seven natural gas filling stations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in collaboration with its subsidiary VEMEX.

“And by doing so, GAZPROM Germania is making an important contribution to the development of green transport in Germany”, says Krupenkov.

Background

About GAZPROM Germania
Berlin-based GAZPROM Germania GmbH is a subsidiary of the world’s largest natural gas producer, GAZPROM. Since its establishment in 1990, GAZPROM Germania GmbH has developed into an internationally operating group of companies. GAZPROM Germania GmbH’s main fields of business include natural gas production, natural gas storage, and natural gas trading. Its group
comprises around 40 companies operating in more than 20 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the United States, and Mexico. It employs around 1000 employees, 180 of which work at its Berlin site. Together with its strategic partners, GAZPROM Germania GmbH helps ensure a reliable, environmentally friendly, and sustainable energy supply for Europe.

About erdgas mobil
erdgas mobil is a collaborational initiative between leading energy supply companies that aims to better establish natural gas and biogas in the marketplace. Especially when blended with biogas, natural gas has the potential to make a significant long-term contribution to reducing the emissions caused by motor transport – particularly CO2, noise, nitrogen oxides, and fine dust. For example, using 20 % blend of biogas and natural gas will reduce CO2 emissions by 39 % compared to petrol. The price of this alternative motor fuel is on average 50 % below that of super and 30 % below that of diesel. There are currently around 900 natural gas filling stations in Germany, most of which are integrated into brand-name filling stations.
 

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Gas motor fuel, Germany

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