Refurbishment of stations will reduce operating costs at the stations and improve their efficiency, said the Director of regional sales Alexander Krylov.
MOSCOW, 3 Feb. “Gazprom oil” plans to convert 60 of inefficient filling stations (gas stations) in automatic in Moscow and other regions of the Central Federal district in the next few years, said Director of regional sales Alexander Krylov.
“This year will be large-scale withdrawal of inefficient stations (mode — ed.) of automatic stations. We will dramatically reduce operating costs at the stations and increase efficiency for “Gazprom oil”, — he said. “To reduce operating costs due to the fact that we will clean out the people and accordingly it will automatically sell our fuel,” said Krylov, adding that the staff of these stations will be transferred to other stations.
“We have in Moscow, in the Central region of about 60 stations to do such in the near future. I think if time, money and opportunities, but this year we will start this work” — said Krylov.
Automatic filling stations operate without constant presence of staff, consumers pay for fuel with cash or fuel card through the self-service terminal. While refilling at the gas station that is three to four minutes, said “Gazprom Neft”.
The first automatic filling stations “Gazprom oil” was opened in Moscow in 2012. Then CEO Alexander Dyukov said that it is planned to fully automate smaller stations. In Moscow and Moscow region a network of automatic filling stations “Gazprom oil” is 28 stations in other regions of Russia — 17 stations. Only the network of filling stations “Gazprom Neft” by the end of September in Russia consisted of 1159 stations in the CIS — 247 of 422 stations and station in Eastern Europe, says the company.