7 September 2018

Forum on promotion of natural gas use as a motor fuel took place in Chinese city of Xian

The participants of the NGV rally along the Europe — China transport route have driven 1390 kilometers from the starting point in Rudong and arrived to Xian, the ancient capital of China. Here, on September 7th, the Forum on promotion of natural gas use as a motor fuel took place. Besides the top management and experts of the rally organizers, Gazprom, CNPC and KazMunayGas, representatives of the Chinese central and local governments authorities, vehicle manufactures, industry associations and potential consumers of natural gas as a motor fuel also took part in the forum. All in all, the forum gathered over 160 participants.

In his welcome speech, vice-mayor of Xian Jiang Xiaoan mentioned that city administration promotes use of clean energy for environment protection. He supposed that natural gas fueling infrastructure along the ‘Europe — China’ transport route will create green energy channel that connects Europe and Asia.

Vice-President of Petrochina company Ling Xiao said that China takes great efforts to meet goals of COP21, and in this, counts with gas as the main energy source for the country. He stressed that government of China supports use of natural gas in transport industry, and the local market positively responds on these measures, showing sustainable growth.

NGV crews continued their way towards Saint-Petersburg on Saturday, September 8th. The next ‘round table’ on promotion of CNG and LNG use on transport will take part in Almaty, Kazakhstan on September 16th.


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