June 5, 2020. Gazprom NGV Europe (NGVE) plans to extend their compressed natural gas (CNG) station network in the next years and will invest in station upgrades in order to make their portfolio more attractive for truck and bus customers.
An optimization of the existing station network has started by moving two underutilized stations to higher demand centers with more cost synergies. Therefore, since May the CNG stations in Hodonín, and Pelhrimov has been closed and temporary reduces the CNG station network of NGVE from 16 to 14 stations.
At the same time the CNG stations in Kolín and Opava have been upgraded with more capacity and additional refilling spots in order to serve increasing bus and truck customer demand. The environmental benefits of natural gas driven public transport and logistics are more and more acknowledged and Gazprom NGV Europe is glad to provide their customers a tailor-made refilling infrastructure.
Furthermore, NGVE plans to open two new CNG stations in Czech Republic by the end of the year and for next year a further expansion of their station network is planned. The branch manager Tobias Jacobs responsible for the Czech Gas for transport business states out: “The gas mobility in the Czech Republic is a clear success story with steadily growing sales volumes over the last 15 years and one of the best CNG station network in Europe. Together with a continuous political support – like with the recently approved National Action Plan for Clean Mobility from the Czech Government – and attractive natural gas vehicles (NGVs) especially for the environmentally important public transport and logistics sector, NGVE still sees a big potential for CNG/LNG in the Czech Republic. Thus we want to support this good development and will invest further in our station network”.