29 August 2018

The World’s Longest Natural Gas Rally Will Start on September 4th in China

The official start of the natural gas vehicles rally along the Europe – China international transport route will take place on September 4th in Chinese Rudong (Jiangsu province). The rally route goes through China, Kazakhstan and Russia. Its total length is more than 9.8 thousand kilometers. The festive finish of the NGV rally will take place on October 4th in St. Petersburg during St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.

The rally organizers are energy majors of Russia, Kazakhstan and China – PJSC Gazprom, JSC NC KazMunayGas and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). The German company Uniper SE – Gazprom Group’s traditional partner in organizing The Blue Corridor NGV Rally across Europe – will take part in the rally as well.

This year the rally’s goal is to demonstrate the advantages of natural gas as a motor fuel. The route of the rally follows the Europe – China international transport corridor. The development of natural gas filling infrastructure along this route is realized within cooperation between Gazprom, KazMunayGas and CNPC. Companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in promoting use of natural gas as a motor fuel and development of infrastructure along the Europe – China international transport route on October 5th at the 7th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.

Almost 20 trucks and passenger cars, as well as buses using liquid (LNG) and compressed (CNG) natural gas will participate in the rally, including trucks and cars produced by Russian manufactures – KAMAZ, GAZ Group, AVTOVAZ, UAZ, and vehicles of RariTEK company.

During the rally a series of round tables with participation of NGV manufactures and dealers, LNG and CNG vehicles users and service providers, as well as government officials is planned.


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