Russia’s Novatek wants to create network of LNG filling stations in Germany, Poland

TASS Russian News Agency | Dec 4, 2019 at 4:45 PM

MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. Russian independent gas producer Novatek wants to create a network of filing stations in Germany and Poland, according to the company's press release.

On Wednesday, the company reported that its Polish subsidiary Novatek Polska launched an LNG filling station to provide clean-burning fuel for cargo trucks in Rostock, Germany

"Today, there are only eight LNG filling stations in Germany, and this market segment represents significant growth potential in the context of increasingly stringent environmental standards. Compared to diesel, LNG provides for a significant reduction of emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide and almost complete elimination of particulate matter emissions," noted Lev Feodosyev, Novatek First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board.

"We are actively engaged in developing our LNG refueling infrastructure, which is now the key factor to further expanding the use of LNG, given its affordable price and overall positive effect on the environment," he added.

The station opened in Germany will be able to serve up to 120 cars per day.

In the next few years, the company plans to create a network of such stations at key points of transport links in Germany and Poland. The Novatek strategy provides for the active development of the natural gas market as a gas engine fuel both in Russia and abroad.