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Eesti Gaas to open 3 compressed natural gas stations

BC, Tallinn, 05.12.2018.Print version
Estonian electricity and gas seller Eesti Gaas will open compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in the towns of Viljandi and Rakvere this week, and in the near future also in Johvi, where in addition to CNG also bio-methane is sold, inforned LETA/BNS.

"In a situation where the price of gasoline and diesel are on their way up, it is reasonable for car owners to switch to natural gas. Compressed natural gas is half as expensive as gasoline, crossing a distance of 100 kilometers costs approximately 3-4 euros and the price has remained stable throughout the years," Eesti Gaas board member Raul Kotov was quoted in a press release as saying.

Following the opening of the new stations, Eesti Gaas will have 11 natural gas stations all over Estonia.

The stations were built by EG Ehitus, a subsidiary of Eesti Gaas. The construction was supported by the Estonian Environmental Investments Center, which within its second round of financing supports the construction of 12 stations providing bio-methane. The total cost of the project is 2.2 mln euros, the funds are allocated from the Cohesion Fund of the European Union.

Bio-methane, or green gas, is currently produced in Kunda in Viru County and in Koksvere in Viljandi County.

Eesti Gaas is a supplier of natural gas via pipeline, as compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). It also sells electricity to households and businesses and develops different energy production solutions. The company has 48,000 customers and employs a workforce of 230.

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