It should be noted that, according to the air quality research in Ugra, “high” and “very high” levels of gas contamination falling under the presidential mandate were not recorded in the settlements of the Autonomous Okrug.
“The specific feature of the region is that more than 90% of emissions to the atmosphere originate from stationary sources, enterprises of the fuel and energy sector. At the same time, the volume of such emissions has been reduced almost twofold over the last 5 years,” Natalia Komarova said.
Nevertheless, the Ugra authorities continue to pay attention to transportation issue. Thus, since 2014, a 50% transport tax incentive has been introduced for trucks and buses operating on natural gas, and work is also underway to develop a network of gas filling stations.
“Currently, share of vehicles using natural gas as motor fuel in the Okrug is 7.74% of the total number of registered vehicles. To ensure its operation there are 8 automobile gas-filling compressor stations in Ugra. Commissioning of a gas-filling compressor station in the territory of the village of Verkhnekazymsky, Beloyarsky District, is planned this year. In addition, a possibility to build such stations in the territory of Surgut, Nefteyugansk, Nizhnevartovsk, Khanty-Mansiysk and other settlements of Ugra is being considered,” Director of the Okrug Department of Road Facilities and Transport Valeriy Fomagin said.
Within the framework of the meeting, a member of the Public Council at the Department of Road Facilities and Transport of the Autonomous Okrug Sergey Dubovets evaluated efforts made in this direction : “Issues of development of the transport complex of Ugra are always discussed at the Public Council’s meetings. Indicators that we have today show that we are moving in the right direction. We believe that the measures that are being implemented in the Okrug are sufficient at the moment. ”