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28 October 2021

Gazprom Aiming to Expand LNG Production for Foreign and Domestic Markets

Отгрузка СПГ в порту Пригородное

LNG shipping in Prigorodnoye seaport

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The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the progress of the projects for the production and supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

It was noted that the Company’s work in this promising direction will make it possible to strengthen the position of Gazprom in foreign markets and address in a more flexible manner the tasks related to providing reliable gas supplies to domestic consumers.

Near the settlement of Ust-Luga in the northwestern part of Russia, Gazprom and RusGazDobycha are building the Complex for processing ethane-containing gas. The Complex will include a large-scale liquefied natural gas production plant which, with its capacity of 13 million tons of LNG per year, is designed to become the biggest such plant in Northwestern Europe.

At the same time, the project for the construction of the LNG production, storage and shipment complex near the Portovaya CS continues in the Leningrad Region. The complex will produce 1.5 million tons of LNG per year. The possibility of building another mid-scale LNG plant near Vladivostok is being considered.

The Company is actively working to expand the use of LNG in transport, namely in motor, water and railroad transport. For instance, thermally-insulated containers with liquid helium from the Amur Gas Processing Plant are being transported by special-purpose KAMAZ trucks powered by LNG.

In August 2021, Gazprom Neft finished the construction of Dmitry Mendeleev, Russia’s first LNG bunkering vessel, which is designed to refuel cargo and passenger ships with liquefied natural gas. Chaika SPG, the country’s first LNG-powered river passenger ship, was built with support from Gazprom in 2020.

The issue of the progress of the projects for the production and supply of liquefied natural gas will be submitted for consideration by the Gazprom Board of Directors.

 

Source: https://www.gazprom.com/press/news/2021/october/article541364/

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