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Gazprom eyes local and international expansion

Gazprom’s Chairman has met with officials in Russia and China to discuss new gas-related business opportunities.

Gazprom is in the midst of constructing the Power of Siberia, an approximately 3,000 km pipeline which will transport gas to customers in Russia’s far east and China, and Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller met with officials in both countries last week to talk about future plans.

In his meeting with Amur Region Governor Vasily Orlov in Moscow, Russia, Mr Miller discussed the outlook for gas infrastructure expansion Amur, which is one of the regions Power of Siberia passes through.

Currently, the Amur Gas Processing Plant is under construction, with the core heavy and large equipment of its first start-up complex installed.

Mr Miller stressed the pipeline will make it possible to supply gas to the area, with Gazprom also building a pipeline branch to connect a gas distribution station to the town of Uglegorsk within the region.

Additionally, last week, Mr Miller also met with China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) Chairman Wang Yilin in Beijing to discuss pipeline gas supplies to the county.

Mr Miller told Chinese representatives Power of Siberia is on track to begin exports to the country from 1 December 2019, while also discussing the use of LNG as vehicle fuel and underground gas storage development.

Gazprom and CNPC signed a heads of agreement for natural gas to be supplied from Russia’s far east through to China in December 2017.

When fully operational, Power of Siberia will have an export capacity of 38 billion m3 per year.

For more information visit the Gazprom website.

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