The Russian government has increased the subsidy for the transfer of the car from gasoline to gas

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on increasing the amount of subsidizing the costs of citizens and businesses for the transfer of cars from gasoline to methane – the subsidy standard will be increased to 48% of all work. This was reported on the website of the government.

Thus, in 2022, the standard will be doubled – now it is 24% of the total cost of work. “These changes were made to one of the annexes to the Energy Development state program, which defines the rules for providing subsidies to citizens, as well as small and medium-sized businesses for the conversion of cars, public transport and municipal equipment to run on gas,” the government said in a statement.

It is assumed that subsidies will stimulate the transition of transport to gas and support the demand for this fuel. The state program provides for an increase in natural gas consumption to 2.7 billion cubic meters. m by the end of 2024. Energy Development also implies the creation of the necessary infrastructure – in the next five years, 1,300 gas filling stations should be built in Russia.

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprom, Viktor Zubkov, at a meeting with representatives of the company at Kamaz on December 3, 2021, said that at that time Gazprom’s gas filling stations (automotive gas filling compressor stations, CNG filling stations) were only 34% loaded, wrote Interfax “.

In December 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, at a meeting on the diversification of Russian defense industry enterprises and import substitution in the fuel and energy complex, said that it was necessary to increase subsidies for owners of gas-powered vehicles. According to him, cited by Interfax, this is necessary to equalize the imbalance between the infrastructure being created and consumers. Borisov said that Gazprom is sending 35 billion rubles. investment in infrastructure. According to Borisov, the NGV fleet in Russia has increased from 93,000 to 227,000 vehicles in three years (the data is provided by the Kamaz press service). The number of CNG filling stations increased from 298 to 650 units. Gas motor fuel sales increased from 560 million to 1.3 billion cubic meters. m per year.

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