Harbin Continues to Put to Use Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles
VLADIVOSTOK. September 1. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Harbin continues to put to use natural-gas powered cars. According to the Xinhua news agency, since when the first few natural gas vehicles were put in operation and popularized their number has grown to several thousands. This allows the city to conserve some fifty thousand tons of gasoline and crude oil valued at more than US $10 mio.
In Harbin, the first natural gas operated vehicles appeared in 1995, making a significant reduction in volumes of greenhouse gas emissions. In the same year the first and the only natural gas fueling station was built in the large city. Adoption of a series of promotional measures followed the construction of the gas fueling station.
There were 2491 natural gas-operated city buses in Harbin by the end of 2008, which represented 55 per cent of the whole bus depot of the city. Some 330 new gas fueled buses are expected to be put in operation this year. In addition 60 liquid-gas motor cabs will appear as well.