In the next few years, the Minsk regional providers of housing and public utilities may withdraw from using natural gas and switch totally to local kinds of fuel. A new 12-megawatt boiler station already operates in Stolbtsy. Soon, the most powerful boiler station (21 megawatt) will be commissioned in a Minsk suburb of Borovlyany. 35 new boiler stations using local kinds of fuel will be built in all regions of Belarus within the next five years.