Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo started fueling Russian Railways locomotives with liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Egorshino station in the Sverdlovsk Region.

The railway station now has a gas fueling depot with cryogenic vehicles (tank trucks specifically designed for LNG transportation) deployed by Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo. The company won a contract through competitive bidding to supply LNG for Russian Railways. The fuel will be delivered on a regular basis from natural gas liquefaction facilities operated by the Gazprom Group. The total contracted LNG amount is 600 tons.

There are three gas-powered vehicles currently in operation within the Egorshino – Serov-Sortirovochny section of Sverdlovsk Railway: a reciprocating gas engine switcher and two main-line gas turbine locomotives.

“The gas fueling infrastructure for the Sverdlovsk Railway system is being set up under our cooperation agreement with Russian Railways to expand the use of liquefied natural gas by rail transport. The plan is to install gas fueling depots along the non-electrified railroad sections,” says Mikhail Likhachev, Director General of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo.