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Kamchatka will transfer cargo-and-passenger transport to gas-powered fuel

The government of the Kamchatka Territory has developed, jointly with OAO Gazprom promgaz, a program for converting freight and passenger transport to gas motor fuel by 2020, the regional ministry of housing and communal services and energy reports.

In accordance with the document, annually in the province it is planned to transfer about 35 vehicles to gas engine fuel. It is expected that in 6 years there will be more than 300 of such machines on the peninsula. Under these conditions, the representatives of the gas company undertakes to ensure the construction of gas filling infrastructure in the region.

As noted, only the necessary amount of equipment will be transferred to gas engine fuel exclusively at the expense of the regional budget.

"These works would have cost the regional treasury more than 1 billion 200 million rubles, with which we could not agree. Therefore, the regional government proposed to involve private investors in the events," commented Sergey Pakhomov, Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory.

According to the program, up to 2020, several gas filling stations will be built in the Kamchatka region: two in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, one in Yelizovo and another, mobile, will supply consumers in Vilyuchinsk. The first gas station can be built in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by the end of 2014.

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