NGV rally Blue Corridor 2014 crosses finish line

On October 31, 2014 the participants of the 8th international NGV natural gas-fuelled vehicles rally, Blue Corridor 2014, arrived in Russia, leaving behind more than 6000 km of roads across Europe.

The leading car of the caravan passed through the Vasilievsky Slope, beside the Kremlin, to the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge. Despite the weather and car breakages, the rally finished on schedule.

During the 23-day trip, the caravan of gas–fuelled cars covered 6600 kilometers in 17 countries: Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia and Belarus. 22 NGVs took part in the journey. During the rally two gas refueling stations were ceremonially opened for service in Germany and the Czech Republic.

At the Rally’s finish line, Eugene Pronin, Director at the Directorate for Gasification & Use of Gas in Gazprom, said, “The global market for transport gas is entering its next development phase,  the investment one. The task for the years ahead is to create a favourable climate for investment. Gas people, car manufacturers and politicians have already accepted the philosophy of gasification in transport. Now it is the investors’  turn.”

The rally organizers were Gazprom Export, E.On and Gazprom Gas-Engine Fuel.

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