The Company is developing sales of gas engine fuels, specifically liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CPG). Rising demand for cheaper and more environmentally friendly transport is boosting the popularity of these fuel types.
The company has a programme to promote gas engine fuels under which opens multi-fuel filling stations under the Gazpromneft brand, in 2016 the number of filling stations selling gas motor fuels were 163 units. Total sales of LPG amounted to 115,000 tonnes and sales of CNG amounted to 17.5 million m3 in 2016.
Gazpromneft-Alternative Fuel is the subsidiary that handles sales of alternative types of fuel. The company was established in July 2013 after a similar firm was launched at Gazprom- Gazprom Gas Motor Fue l- and after the Russian government had signed a decree on shifting fuel used by at least 50% of all private cars and public road transport in large cities to natural gas.
Gazpromneft-Alternative Fuel is implementing a project to refurbish and develop the filling station network with a view to increasing the use of CPG as a motor fuel. This initiative will be working with the government, developing technologies, running marketing campaigns and coordinating sales and activities with Gazprom Group on issues relating to the production and retailing of CPG.