10.05.2019 May 10th 2019 PGNiG launches LNG deliveries to Ostrobramska Bus Depot

The Ostrobramska Bus Depot in Warsaw has received its first delivery of liquefied natural gas under a contract signed between PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny and the municipal bus company Miejske Zakłady Autobusowe of Warsaw on April 17th 2019 for the supply of LNG for 35 environmentally friendly natural gas-powered buses.

The term of the PLN 4m contract is 12 months. LNG will be delivered to the filling station operated at the bus depot at ul. Ostrobramska 38 in Warsaw. 

- A broad access to CNG and LNG offered by the PGNIG Group facilitates rapid growth of gas mobility in Poland. Natural gas is the most eco-friendly fuel for public transport, contributing to improved air quality in Poland, which is high on our priority list, said Maciej Woźniak, Vice President of PGNiG S.A. for Trade.

The filling station at the Ostrobramska Depot is equipped with LNG refuelling and CNG compressor and refuelling systems. Both LNG and CNG are used to power internal combustion engines of the eco-friendly vehicles.

- We are glad that the city of Warsaw boldly and consistently promotes low-emission public transport that relies on environmentally friendly natural gas-powered buses. The contract we have signed is another building block of our successful partnership with Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe. This year we also plan to launch a bus filling station at the depot located at ul. Kleszczowa, which will ultimately be used to refuel 110 new vehicles, said Henryk Mucha, President of the PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny Management Board.

Natural gas is the best environmentally-friendly alternative to diesel oil, the most popular fuel used for public transport in Poland, as it can help to reduce particulate matter emissions by as much as ten times. Moreover, natural gas-powered vehicles are much quieter, which is particularly important in city centres.

- This is another in a series of contracts signed between Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe and PGNiG under which we have secured fuel supplies for 145 gas-powered buses. In line with the policy pursued by the municipal authorities of Warsaw, we will continue to purchase eco-friendly vehicles, including gas-powered ones, in the coming years, said Jan Kuźmiński, President of the Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe Management Board.

- Public transport in Polish towns and cities has never been greener. This year alone, Kielce and Warsaw have been joined by Łomża, Suwałki and Bielsko-Biała as municipalities committed to using natural gas as a bus fuel. This trend is gaining in popularity, with about 400 natural gas-powered buses on the roads in Poland today and an estimated 600 by the end of 2019. Undoubtedly, natural gas-powered buses may become a mainstay of low-emission transport in Poland, added Marcin Szczudło, Vice President of the PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny Management Board.