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    GE's Wayne Goes for Gold With CNG Dispensers at Olympics

    Move could be the beginning of explosive growth for the alternative fuel in Russia.

    SOCHI, Russia -- Wayne, a GE Business, was selected to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel dispensers at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, currently taking place in Sochi, Russia.

    Wayne Global Star CNG X11-11 dispensers are serving both fleet and passenger vehicles, as well as buses transporting athletes and spectators. The CNG X11-11 was on display during a ceremony at the fueling site for the Sochi Olympics.

    Natural gas is experiencing considerable growth in Russia. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the country possesses the largest natural gas reserve in the world, and government officials have recommended a CNG fueling option for all fuel retail sites in the country.

    "Wayne’s rich history of CNG expertise, along with our ability to provide leading technology in durable dispensers built for any climate, have uniquely positioned us to provide environmentally-friendly fuel initiatives for major events such as the Olympic Winter Games," said Neil Thomas, Wayne's global president. "We are very pleased to serve the world’s best athletes and fans in Sochi, as we did at the London Olympic Games in 2012."

    Wayne Global Star dispensers offer more than 400 available configurations. In addition to CNG, these dispensers can support other alternative fuels, such as E85 and biodiesel.

    "We are proud to support the alternative fueling efforts at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the requisite infrastructure needed for Sochi to deliver cleaner, cost-effective, environmentally friendly fuel solutions," said Andrei Belomestnykh, General Manager, Wayne, Russia.

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