Gazprom Neft to renovate 68 gas stations in Moscow by end of 2015

On February 6, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin visited the Gazpromneft gas station on ulitsa Svobody in Moscow in order to inspect fuel quality and observe progress in the gas station renovation program.

Gazprom Neft plans to complete the program by the end of 2015 by creating modern automotive fueling stations with stores, cafes, ATMs, payment terminals, and a wide range of additional services. Some fueling operations will become automatic and will not require the presence of personnel. A total of 68 gas stations are to be renovated in Moscow. 33 of them will begin operating as automatic stations without attendants. Over 4.4 billion rubles are to be invested in the project.

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Modern process equipment that ensures a high level of HSE standards is being installed at all Gazpromneft network gas stations. Air quality, soil conditions, and sound levels are constantly being monitored at the sites. The stations are equipped with automatic fire alarm and fire extinguishing systems, storm drain water treatment facilities, petroleum product vapor recovery systems, and two-walled tanks with annular space sealing control functionality that prevent petroleum products leaks into the soil.

State-of-the-art technologies were used in building and equipping the Gazpromneft gas station on ulitsa Svobody that Sergei Sobyanin visited. Wi-Fi Internet access is provided for the convenience of the gas station’s customers, an ATM and payment terminal are installed, and facilities are available for filling tires and washing windows.

“Starting January 1 this year, stricter environmental requirements for fuel have been introduced in Moscow. Gas stations in Moscow can now only sell environmental grade Euro 4 fuel and higher, and, of course, that will improve environmental conditions in the city,” noted Moscow Mayor
Sergei Sobyanin.

“In 2013, Gazprom Neft’s oil refineries are converting to the production of environmental grades Euro 4 and Euro 5 fuel at a rate that is outstripping our competitors, two years earlier than required by the technical regulations. That’s why the gasoline and diesel fuel that we’re selling through our gas station network not only meet all of the applicable standards, but exceed them,” noted Gazprom Neft Chairman of the Management Board Alexander Dyukov.