Novatek Opens European LNG Station
Russia's largest LNG exporter Novatek has opened its first LNG filling station in Europe, it said December 4. It is in Rostock, the German coastal town where Novatek and Fluxys are planning to build a small-scale LNG terminal.
The LNG filling station can refuel up to 120 vehicles/day. Novatek is planning to build a network of stations in Germany and Poland within the next few years at the key transport connecting points.
It said its broader strategy as a natural gas and LNG producer implies greater involvement in further development of natural gas as a motor fuel both in Russia and abroad. “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."
Novatek deputy CEO Lev Feodosyev said the company was "actively engaged in developing our LNG refuelling 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.”
Chart Industries commissioned its first LNG fuelling station in Germany, built for Alternoil, November 14.