Gazprom Germania, a Gazprom Export unit said it has expanded its network of natural gas filling stations.
Gazprom Germania and German utility EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg signed an agreement on Thursday, that will see Gazprom Germania acquire four natural gas filling stations in Stuttgart and Nagold from EnBW on May 1, 2015, the company informed in a statement.
The acquisition will bring the number of natural gas filling stations Gazprom Germania operates in Germany to 28. Gazprom Germania plans to be running 35 stations by the end of 2015.
Natural gas is becoming increasingly important as a fuel for motor vehicles. 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.
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