On 23 March, a large economic
event, Sakhalin Gas Conference, will be held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk as part of
the preparations for the 6th Eastern Economic Forum. The key
discussion topic will be the transition to the natural gas as automobile fuel.
The use of gas-engine fuel helps increase the efficiency due to the
transformation of the automobile fuel market, the development of the domestic
gas market, and ensuring environmental safety.
the conference events will include representatives of Russian Ministry of
Energy and Ministry of Industry and Trade; Gazprom; international suppliers of
gas equipment; representatives of major dealership centres and transport
companies; the Roscongress Foundation; and the Far East Investment and Export
Agency. The participants will discuss opportunities, benefits and advantages
for the transport industry, as well as challenges that are to be met.
The transition to the gas-engine
fuel will become the topic of the main event on the business programme the
plenary session that will be attended by Valeriy Limarenko, Governor of
Sakhalin Region; Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee,
Gazprom; Igor Pavlov, Deputy CEO, Roscongress Foundation, and Director of the
Eastern Economic Forum.
«Sakhalin Region has its own
resource base the natural gas, and this is a good headstart and our obvious
competitive advantage in this area. The number of gas-engine equipment
increases annually; we are in the process of switching the public transport to
the natural gas, and we plan to do the same with shunters. But in order for the
gas-engine fuel to become widespread and for the transport working on it to be
economically effective, we need to resolve a number of issues. I am sure that
this conference will help us to do so,» said Governor Valeriy Limarenko.
Discussions will be held at the
following roundtables: Development of gas-filling infrastructure, technical
aspects of reequipping transport for gas-engine fuel. Problems and solutions and
Financial instruments facilitating the development of transport working on
Guests of the
event will get an opportunity to see automobile models working on gas-engine
fuel at a specialized exhibition. Apart from that, on 3 March, the organizers
will offer the participants a unique opportunity to visit islands major
companies and meet representatives of corresponding ministries of Sakhalin
«Sakhalin Region has a huge
resource potential with harsh natural and climate conditions. Today, apart from
investors, scientists and representatives of research centres considerably
contribute to development of reserves. The region efficiently implements
cutting-edge foreign technologies. The Eastern Economic Forum business
programme focuses on activities of advanced special economic zones. I am sure
that the Sakhalin Gas Conference will become an important business event in
this industry,» noted Igor Pavlov, Deputy CEO of the Roscongress Foundation and
Director of the Eastern Economic Forum.
results of the conference, suggestions for the EEF 2020 business programme will
be put forward. It will be held from 2 to 5 September in Vladivostok. The Forum
will be traditionally operated by the Roscongress Foundation.