Eesti Gaas opened the largest compressed gas filling station
In the gas station at Gaasi Street in Tallinn, trucks and city buses can be refuelled in addition to passenger cars.
“There are five fuelling points in the Gaasi Street 5 refuelling station, which means that six cars or buses can be fuelled with compressed gas at the same time,” said Raul Kotov, Member of the Board of Eesti Gaas.
This is the biggest compressed gas fuelling station in Estonia. Kotov explained the specific character of the fuelling station by saying “Until now, the possibilities for refuelling in Tallinn have been practically non-existent due to the lack of manoeuvring space. In the fuelling station at Gaasi Street 5, it is now also possible to conveniently and quickly refuel road trailers (up to 18m).”
Similarly to the recently opened Savi Street fuelling station in Pärnu, gas stations at Gaasi Street are also located next to a bus company requiring large daily quantities of compressed gas.
“In Tallinn, the MRP Linna Liinid bus fleet, with whom we signed a long-term cooperation agreement, is an anchor client. In Pärnu, the SEBE bus fleet, with its 18 compressed gas buses travelling the streets of the summer capital, is in the same location as the fuelling station,” said Kotov. “At the same time, all drivers with compressed gas vehicles are welcome in the new fuelling stations,” Kotov added.
Compressed gas sales numbers are increasing every quarter; it is a clean fuel, which is almost twice as cheap as gasoline. At the end of the year, Eesti Gaas plans to open another new gas fuelling station at the intersection of Tehnika and Pille Streets in Tallinn, where construction work is already underway. Kotov stated, with assurance, that “Altogether, we will have eight gas stations in four cities, and the expansion of the fuelling network will continue vigorously next year.”
AS Eesti Gaas is concerned with the sale of natural gas and electricity. The Group also includes AS EG Ehitus, specializing in the design and construction of gas pipelines and facilities, as well as AS Gaasivõrgud, which provides distribution services. Eesti Gaas employs over 200 people, has 1,600 business customers and 42,000 private customers.