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Gazprom to Refuel New Natural Gas Locomotives on Sverdlovsk Railway

Gazprom announced that an Implementation Program under the Agreement of Cooperation in the NGV sector was recently signed at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi. Under the agreement, Gazprom will provide fuel for new LNG locomotives to be deployed by Russian Railways.

Russian Railways plans to increase the fleet of mainline gas turbine locomotives and gas turbine shunters powered by LNG from 3 to 22 units by 2023. The locomotives will operate on the Sverdlovsk Railway.

For refueling purposes, Gazprom intends to build two small-scale LNG production facilities at the gas distribution stations in Tobolsk and Surgut, as well as platforms for mobile refuelers at the Voynovka and Surgut stations.