210 gas refilling stations controlled by Gazprom will allow for selling 2bncubic m of gas via the gas refilling station network for automobiles by2006-2010. Gazprom Executive Board Deputy Chairman Bogdan Budzulyakannounced this information at a news conference in Moscow today. The newsconference was devoted to the results of a conference at Gazprom on thequestion of using natural and liquefied gas as fuel for vehicle engines.According to the Gazprom official, the volume of sales of natural gas viagas refilling stations increased by 60% in 2001 compared to that of 1999,reaching 105m tons. As for the price of this gas, he pointed out that itwas half the price of the cheapest A-76 gasoline..
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969