Russian oil producer Tatneft and compatriot truck maker Kamaz have joined forces to launch a network of LNG filling stations in the country.
Tatneft said in a statement the duo plans to implement the project at its existing retail facilities located on busy sections of federal highways M-5, M-7, and M-10.
Three LNG filling stations would enter service this year, followed by eleven more in 2022, the oil producer said.
Moreover, Kamaz has already started the production of LNG-powered vehicles, and aims to produce modern freight trucks of a new generation in the near future, which will also use LNG as fuel, the statement said.
Other truck manufacturers have also showed interest in refueling LNG at the existing Tatneft’s network of filling stations, it said.
Besides LNG, Tatneft is working on a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, but it also plans to create a network of units for the sale of CNG as part of a move to slash emissions.