Gazprom Germania expands CNG supply in Stuttgart and Nagold
The company and German utility EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) have signed an agreement that will see Gazprom Germania acquire four natural gas stations (three in Stuttgart and one in Nagold-Iselshausen) from EnBW on May 1 2015. This purchase will enable the company to operate a total of 28 CNG sites in Germany, with plans to run 35 by the end of 2015.
“With this acquisition, we’re advancing the further expansion of our network of natural gas filling stations in Germany, and, for the first time, making a contribution to making mobility in Baden-Württemberg more environmentally friendly”, said Timo Vehrs, Director of Business Development at Gazprom Germania.
“We’re very happy to have found a reliable partner in Gazprom Germania that will keep serving our customers and keep the stations operating in the long term,” said Volkmar Langefeld, Group Expert for Gas at EnBW. Netze BW GmbH, which has been operating the filling stations on behalf of EnBW, will continue to operate the filling stations.
There are almost 100,000 natural gas vehicles registered in Germany, and that number is increasing: last year, Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority registered over 9,100 new natural gas commercial vehicles and cars – 2.3 % more than in the previous year.